The FUFA Executive is a policy making organ that takes key decisions on football matters in Uganda on a quarterly basis.
According to FUFA website, last week, the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo chaired the 24th FUFA Executive Meeting in the board room of the Executive House-FUFA Complex in Mengo and the key decisions were taken;
FUFA Women Super League
The Champions of the 2021 FUFA Women Super League will represent Uganda in the inaugural CAF Women Club Champions League. The Zonal qualifiers will run from July 17th to 1st August hosted by Kenya to determine the CECAFA representative for the Finals due in November this year in Morocco.
2021 CECAFA U-20 Women Championship
FUFA confirmed that it will host the CECAFA U-20 Women Championship that will be hosted at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The tentative date for kick off is 22nd August 2021.
The Executive also appointed FUFA 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi as the Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee 2021 CECAFA U-20 Women Championship.
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
The FUFA Executive approved Uganda will take part in the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. This year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup will be for players falling in the U-23 Category. Uganda will field predominantly the U-20 team that reached the Final of the Total Africa Cup U-20 Tournament in Mauritania. The decision to have the U-23 players for this tournament was reached on during the CECAFA Exco meeting held on 11th March 2021 at Sofitel Hotel, Morocco.
3rd Division (Regional) Leagues
FUFA Executive approved that the 3rd Division Leagues to be played across all the 8 FUFA Regions (West Nile, Northern, North East, Eastern, Buganda, Western, Kitara and Kampala). The Competitions Department has been tasked to come up with the appropriate format of play.
The 4th and 5th Division Leagues will not be organised this season.
2-NATIONAL TEAMS’ TECHNICAL SET UP
National A Men’s Team (Uganda Cranes)
The Executive will continue to review the process and criteria for selecting the technical set up of the National Senior team -Uganda Cranes before any decision is made.
Uganda U-23 (Kobs)
Morley Byekwaso will be the Head coach of the Uganda U-23 team during the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Ethiopia. Simeon Masaba (Assistant Coach), Stephen Kigundu (Goalkeepers’ Coach) and Ivan Ssewanyana (Physiotherapist) are also part of the technical team.
3 AIRTEL FUFA AWARDS 2021
The FUFA Exco approved the Airtel FUFA Awards to be organised in December this year since there have been a good number of competitions played in the season.
FUFA Executive approved to extend prize monies to Futsal Super League starting with the FUFA Financial Year 2022.
5- GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021
FUFA Executive approved the Eastern Region Football Association to host the 97th FUFA Ordinary General Assembly on 21st August 2021 in Mbale City. The same Assembly will elect the new FUFA President and Executive into office for a four year term.
The FUFA Executive approved a handbook of sanctions that will be reference for disciplinary measures for clubs that breach the Club Licensing regulations when the season is in-progress. The handbook also incorporates the CAF Requirements for the representative teams in CAF Competitions. The handbook will be released by the FUFA Competitions Department through Club Licensing Office.
The FUFA Executive approved the new set of regulations to be followed by various stakeholders who are planning to organise capacity building courses during the ‘New Normal’ era of the Covid-19. Regulations will be released by the FUFA Football Development Department through Human Resource-Capacity Building office.