Stanbic Uganda Cup: FUFA Cautions Clubs Ahead of Round Of 64

Hajjat Aisha Nalule

FUFA has asked hosting clubs to maintain Minimum requirements of Club licensing ahead of the Round of 64 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

The Round of 64 draw held on Tuesday, will see games played starting January 27 to February 3, 2023.

The home teams are the regional League, Fifth Division and non league (one) sides, and the Federation has cautioned them to have their grounds ready.

“We expect all the hosts to maintain the minimum requirements of club licensing, more so when we are talking about the conditions of the pitch,” said FUFA Competitions Committee Chairperson Hajjat Aisha Nalule.

“We expect to have a flat and green field of play. At least we want to have a barrier in case there is no perimeter fence.

“It’s this barrier that will prevent fans from invading the pitch.”

Hajjat Aisha also revealed that at this round of 64, matches will be decided on direct shootouts in case of draws after 90 minutes.

On Yellow and Red Cards, she stated: “Cautions and send offs shall only be served in this competition. However, depending on the gravity of the matter, the punishments may be extended to other competitions.”

Clubs have been asked to open accounts in Stanbic Bank for the Federation to ease clearance of the prize money.

She also hailed the Sponsors – Stanbic Bank and Plascon Paints – for the investments: “The Number of clubs taking part in this edition has increased.”

“We had 249 teams last season but 308 took part in this current edition across all the regions. 159 took part in 2021 while there were less than 100 the previous year then.”

“This growth at the grassroot level speaks to the value of our sponsors. This competition has become more attractive thanks to our Sponsors Stanbic Bank and Plascon.”

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