UPL Club Licensing: FUFA Fines Eight Clubs Sh2m

FUFA have fined eight UPL clubs Sh2m for failing to meet the deadline to submit the minimum criteria A requirements.

The eight clubs include Seven-time champions Express FC and the three newly promoted teams Kyetume, Maroons and Blacks Power.

The other four are Onduparaka, Busoga United, Bright Stars and UPDF FC.

The Federation said that the said clubs will have to pay Sh2m as fine and have been given up to Wednesday July 27 to submit the requirements.

The eight clubs – Vipers, Wakiso Giants, KCCA, BUL, URA, Arua Hill, Gaddafi and SC Villa – that fulfilled the Criteria A requirements within the set deadline of July 18, will qualify for facilities inspection as the next club licensing stage.

The Uganda Premier League is tentatively set to kick off on September 30.

What Each Club is Missing?

*Busoga United

  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper coach

*Express

  • Club Ownership Form (Board resolution)
  • Stadium tenancy agreement
  • Assistant Coach

*Onduparaka

  • Club ownership form (Memarts)
  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper coach

*UPDF

  • Ownership Form (Memarts)
  • Payments
  • Team Doctor
  • Head Coach
  • Goalkeeper coach

*Blacks Power

  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper coach
  • Club Statutes

*Kyetume

  • Ownership Form
  • Assistant Coach

*Bright Stars

  • Assistant Coach

*Maroons

  • Assistant Coach
  • Goalkeeper coach
  • Team Doctor

Did You Know:

Club licencing, is a club development tool FUFA appreciated far back in 2008 and later in 2012 was put in FUFA statuette, it was a programs initiated by FIFA, later adopted by CAF and its member association where FUFA is one.

It’s like a roadmap/schedule or action plan provided by club licencing unit which clubs in the league have to follow for a particular season.

All the 16 clubs competing in top flight must at least submit in minimum requirements passed by executive committee for them to qualify for only inspection (which is category A according to FUFA) and these requirements were put in different criteria like Sporting, Administrative, Legal, Finance, address and infrastructure.

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