Understanding FUFA Club Pro-Agenda and Club Licensing

By FUFA Media

1: FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda
The programme was inaugurated in Uganda in 2016 (optional) by FUFA
It was made mandatory in 2016 for UPL Clubs then in 2018 Big League teams were enrolled.

Why the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda?
1- To facilitate clubs to re-engineer their sporting and business processes.
2- To helping clubs deliver their short, medium and long term plans.
3- Immigrate from amateur to professional football

Currently the Clubs Pro Agenda programme is covering the Uganda Premier League and Big League teams in order to ease the Club Licensing Process ahead of every new season.

The Success of the FUFA Clubs Pro Agenda will largely depend on the co-operation of the respective clubs.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson (left) demonstrating to Wakiso Giants PRO Ismael Kiyonga and captain Hassan Ssenyonjo

2: The 11 key Players in the Club Pro Agenda
1- Goalkeeper-Structures
2- Right Back-Finances
3- Left back-Medical
4- Centre back-Facilities
5- Libero-Stadium
6- Central Midfield-Senior Team
7- 7-Right wing-Youth Set up
8- Central Midfield-Marketing
9- Forward-Fans
10- Forward-Communications
11- Left wing-Event Management

3: FUFA Club Licensing
Introduced in Uganda in 2008 in Uganda (not regulated), officially rolled out in 2012
It is a tool used to assess and grade clubs beyond sporting merit to be able to participate in various
levels of football competitions before start of the new season.

The objectives of Club Licensing are:
i) To set minimum standards in football;
ii) To enforce good football governance by safeguarding the credibility and integrity of club competitions.
iii) To ensure and enforce clubs’ financial stability and transparency.
iv) To enhance fans’ development by clubs.
v) To ensure and enforce sporting values in accordance with the principles of fair play as well as safe and secure match environments.
vi) To ensure and enforce commitment to youth education and development.
vii) To improve the level of professionalism within the football family.
viii) To ensure and enforce transparency in the ownership of clubs;
ix) To ensure and enforce transparency in the control of clubs; and
x) To produce professionally prepared players for the national teams.
xi) To create and sustain a football economy.

What’s needed?
• Cooperation by clubs during the Club Licensing exercise
• Desire to re-organise internally to create robust structures
• Create strong brands that will eventually be trusted and desired by the fans and other football consumers.
• Proper Club Licensing generates money for club football and consequently improves the standards.
• Improved standards and performance will take Ugandan football to achieve our vision of
becoming the Number One Football Nation in Africa on and off the field.

The 5 Key Pillars of FUFA Club Licensing
1- Sporting
2- Finance
3- Administration and Personnel
4- Structure and Legal
5- Infrastructure



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