Local football governing body Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has appointed former SC Villa CEO Shawn Mubiru as its Professional Leagues’ Manager.
‘Although many persons were approached for this new position at FUFA, considering his expertise and experience, Shawn Mubiru has been recruited by head hunting. We believe he will add more value to the game and this specific area of the FUFA Professional Leagues,’ noted FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein.
Mubiru’s appointment is because of the federation’s bid to oversee the growth of professional football in Uganda. Mubiru will start work effective 1st January 2022 and he will report to the FUFA Competitions Director.
According to FUFA, they have identified that there are opportunities and challenges with in the dream to create a professional football industry in Uganda.
The FUFA Professional Leagues are: Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, FUFA Women Super League.
The Roles of the Professional Leagues’ Manager are;
*Work hand-in-hand with the UPL and the Professional Clubs
*Design, install and implement the FUFA Strategy on Professional Leagues
*Undertake FUFA Licensing
*Undertake FUFA Clubs’ Pro Agenda
*Undertake the implementation of the FUFA Community Clubs Programme
*Engage and assist to design the long-term strategies of the Professional Clubs where none exists
*Evaluate and recommend changes to the long-term strategies of the Professional Clubs where they exist
*Design and implement the regulations for the issuance of the FUFA Professional Club Certificate.