The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has released the latest status of club licensing for the clubs in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
The communication dated 19th November 2020 was addressed to the Uganda Premier League Chief Executive Officer and signed off by FUFA Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza indicates the categories in which the clubs fall under following a rigorous Club Licensing porcess.
However two clubs Busoga United FC and Kitara FC are in category three and have until Monday 23rd November 2020; 1700hours to have fully complied with the missing requirements and also submit a ground that meets FUFA level 3. The duo will be considered in the draft fixtures for the new season if they meet the requirements.
The categories are as below;
Category I: Seven (7) clubs were able to submit the minimum requirements and have their stadia at FUFA level 2 and 3 which is acceptable for UPL. These Clubs therefore qualify for a full license. The clubs in this category are; Champions Vipers SC, Wakiso Giants, KCCA FC, POlice FC , MYDA FC, Onduparaka FC and Express FC.
Category II: Seven (7) clubs were able to submit the minimum requirements but their grounds do not meet the minimum standard. These Clubs are advised to submit a stadium that was inspected and meets the minimum standard of FUFA level 3. The clubs in this category are; BUL FC, Kyetume FC, Mbarara City FC, Soltilo Bright Stars FC, URAFC, UPDF FC and Sc Villa.
Category III: Two (2) clubs Busoga United FC and Kitara FC have not been able to submit some of the minimum requirements. These clubs have therefore been given until Monday 23rd November 2020; 1700hours to have fully complied with the missing requirements and also submit a ground that meets FUFA level 3.
Failure to comply will mean the clubs do not get a license but stand a chance to appeal to the FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee