The Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA) held a successful Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Kenendia Hotel, Katwe in Kampala.
This was the 13th AGM for the association that brings all the youth bodies and academies in Uganda.
The UYFA chairman John Bosco Masiko chaired this meeting that was also graced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule, FUFA Youth Development Manager Bashir Mutyaba, Peter Nkugwa (Vice chairman, Kampala Regional Football Association), FUFA beach soccer Delegate Anthony Tumwesigye, Hamza Jjunju (Chairman, Futsal Association Uganda), UYFA executive members, among other delegates from the various football schools and academies.
Eng. Magogo expressed his utmost appreciation for the high level of organization, attendance and professionalism for the assembly.
He retaliated FUFA’s vision and mission in promotion, development and protection of the beautiful game in Uganda as the country seeks for that special ex-factor player who is yet to be discovered from the different corners of the country.
The FUFA President also urged the different academy owners to respect the registration and licensing procedures set by the Federation.
“I am really very impressed by the level of organization, attendance and professionalism that I have been preaching over the years. FUFA is the best organized sports organization among the 52 sports federations in Uganda. It has been a long journey to be here. We are here out of a strategy, planning and thinking. This is not where we want to be. We are still in transit of moving from point A to B. We have the vision of being the number one football nation on and off the field in Africa. We have to develop the game of football and this entails youth, promote the game and protect football at all levels. As FUFA, we believe in youth football. In youth football, we believe that we have a secured future. We therefore need proper academy structures. We need to do things the way in an organized and structured manner. It is the reason why we came out to say that we are going to grade and classify the academies. We need players who will play at the highest leagues in the world. To develop players, we pass through processes. There is need for a detailed curriculum for on and off the field training of players. Let us respond to the call of academy licensing.” Eng. Moses Magogo.
UYFA chairman Masiko warmly welcomed all the delegates who graced the assembly and humbled appealed to them to continue with all the efforts of promoting youth football.
“I thank you all the delegates for the diligent work executed in developing youth football in all the respective areas of location. I appeal to the various coordinators to continue working with the football academies for good coordination” Masiko stated.
UYFA chief executive officer Shafiq Kigongo read the year long season activities and programmes with the youth tournaments held across the season as the UYFA national tournament and several youth camps like KAJUFA, Entebbe Five Stars, Destiny Camp Lira, Watoto Wasoka and Slums derby in Kampala, and others.
A total budget of Shs. 93,500,000 for the upcoming 2020-21 season was also approved.
Last week, Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) and Kampala Region Football Association successfully held their AGM’s
On Saturday, 19th September 2020, the Buganda Region Football Association also held their assembly at Tropic Hotel in Masaka, the Uganda Football Association was at FUFA House in Kampala as Kitara Region Football Association held their annual assembly in Masindi.
This coming week, the Uganda Premier League and Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) will hold their respective assemblies on Saturday, 26th September 2020.
All the 34 member associations of FUFA will hold their assemblies before the 96th FUFA Ordinary General Assembly at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, Kampala.