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Details Emerge On Why Express FC, Four Others Were Denied Licences

Express’ Muteesa II Stadium. Echlon

FUFA Licences Status
*Licence granted
URA FC & Wakiso Giants
*Provisional License
KCCA FC, Vipers, Maroons & Proline FC
*Denied
Express FC, Tooro United, BUL FC, Bright Stars and Mbarara City FC
*Not Inspected
Onduparaka, Kyetume, Police FC, Busoga United & SC Villa

The reasons as to why 5 of the 11 inspected Uganda Premier League clubs were denied licences for the coming 2019/20 season have been found.

The clubs with provisional licenses and five clubs that have not yet met the minimum requirements were given until Friday 26th July 2019 to have fully complied and undergone inspection.

Express FC, which will host at Muteesa II stadium, have been told to substantially improve the playing surface of the ground.

Home of the Red Eagles. Airtel photo

They have also been advised to add furniture of acceptable standards in their dressing rooms. The Licensing committee also ordered the club to rehabilitate the sanitary facilities and to clear bushy areas surrounding the fied of play.

Mbarara City FC, who are facing similar circumstances as it was a season back, have been told to reinstall the perimeter fence.

BUL FC have been told to put in place dressing room for match officials.

The Lugogo based teams – KCCA FC and Proline – who were given provisionals, have been told to practically identify the office of head coach being different from referee’s dressing rooms.

Vipers need to confirm the status of the coaching staff.

It should be noted that a club denied a license shall have a chance to submit an official appeal to the FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee.

Recommendations in Details

Express FC

  • Need for furniture of acceptable standards in the dressing room.
  • The playing turf needs substantial improvement
  • Sanitary facilities need rehabilitation.
  • Need to clear bushy area around the field of play.

Tooro United

  • Need for furniture of acceptable standards in the dressing room.
  • Playing turf is half green.

Mbarara City

  • Perimeter fence need re installation
  • Referees dressing rooms need to be put right with lockable Facilities.

Bright Stars

  • Need for furniture of acceptable standards in the dressing room.
  • The playing turf needs substantial improvement
  • Sanitary facilities need rehabilitation.
  • Need to clear bushy area

BUL FC

  • No specific dressing room for match officials
  • No physical separation of fans
  • No sanitary facilities for fans.
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