FUFA has slapped a fine worth Sh500,000 to nine Uganda Premier League club’s for faliure to beat the deadline and violating FUFA club licensing regulations.
As the 2021/22 UPL season tentatively penciled to start next month, BUL FC, Police FC, UPDF FC, Onduparaka FC, Busoga United, Tooro United, Arua Hills FC, Gaddafi FC and SC Villa have all been caught at the wrong side of the FUFA club licensing excricise.
The 16- League Champions, for their part, are no surprise inclusions on the list of culprits as they have geared most their energies to restore parity at their house following last month’s botched club Presidential elections.
The Custodians of local Football cracked the whip following the lapse of the deadline to submit all the required documents for the club licensing process which was August 20, 2021.
The culprits didn’t take an extra initiative to explain to the club licensing Committe for their delay.
FUFA chief Decolas Kiiza stated that since the culmination of last season, FUFA has lmplored clubs to submit the required documents including the minimum number of 15 players firstly to confirm their participation in the new season, and secondly to ease the tedious work of drafting fixtures in time.
However the nine clubs have cast a blind eye and rules and regulations have taken their course.
According to Decolas Kiiza, URA FC, Express FC, Soltilo Bright Stars, Vipers SC, Wakiso Giants and Mbarara City are the few clubs that have submitted their documents.