The three European football governing body (UEFA) officials under the UEFA ASSIST programme have held meetings with football stakeholders in Uganda with the aim of conducting operational reviews of FUFA’s work in line with its strategic plan.
UEFA Head of International Relations football operations specialist Eva Pasquier, and two consultants Stewart Reagan (former CEO of the Scottish Football Association) and Ken MacLeod are in Uganda on the request of FUFA to help the local federation learn from best practices.
The officials who were welcomed by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson on Thursday, also spent Friday at the FUFA headquarters where they had discussions with a number of FUFA officials including President Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA CEO, Directors and Managers in their respective areas.
FUFA CEO Edgar Watson highlighted the importance of this visit to Ugandan football.
‘The representatives of UEFA are here to asses how football is run in this country on invitation by the FUFA president and his Executive with a view of trying to see how we can try to improve on our management in the execution of administrative issues within areas concerning marketing, finance, competitions and how the Executive conducts its business’
He also noted that FUFA looks at improving its operations in terms of Governance.
‘We are trying to scrutinize our structure, how we operate and over the weekend we shall a retreat with the executive to discuss on how we operate.
Members of FUFA like the regions, clubs and associations that are affiliated to FUFA can also be helped in terms of improving their governance and administrative operation’
The UEFA officials also held meetings with Ministry of Education and Sports, sponsors, fans, UPL secretariat staff and board representatives, football clubs’ CEOs and the media.
Uganda is the first African country to benefit from the programme.
The UEFA team will engage the FUFA Executive in a two-day retreat at Serena Hotel, Kigo on Saturday and Sunday where they will, basing on their findings from the discussions with stakeholders, advice and guide the FUFA on the way forward.
MAIN PHOTO: FUFA President welcomes UEFA officials in his office at FUFA House, Mengo