FUFA president Moses Magogo has advised local coaches as the Federation move to improve their working environment.
Ahead of next season, FUFA has put in place code of conduct for coaches, limit their movement from a club to another and measures to ensure that clubs pay coaches in time, among others.
Magogo spearheaded the consultative meeting with 46 coaches in attendance in Mengo.
In the meeting, the President also confirmed that FUFA will financially help coaches who seek to pursue courses abroad.
‘’Learning never stops and this is very important for coaches. In a way of motivating those that have made self development,” Magogo said, as quoted by FUFA.
“FUFA will put in a place a fund to help coaches either by paying for coaching courses or funding travels for those that want to enroll for coaches abroad.”
Top coaches in the country like Mike Mutebi (KCCA), Abdallah Mubiru (Police), Fred Kajoba (Vipers), Sam Ssimbwa (URA) among others were in attendance.
FUFA was also represented by Justus Mugisha, Darius Mugoye, Edgar Watson, Decolas Kiiza and Ali Mwebe.
“Its a good thing that when you are developing a game, the coaches are very important because they are the one to teach the players,” said KCCA FC’s Mutebi.
“These meetings help us improve, people used to believe that coaching is just passing time but now its a 24-hour job, you have to be thinking all the time, you have to move with the new trends and these new trends must be imparted in us that’s why FUFA is trying to do.
“I know it’s going to be difficult to some of us to adapt but that is what we and FUFA have to do.
“But most importantly is that FUFA had to listen to coaches because you can put all these infrastructure in place but the bottom line is that these coaches are the ones to teach the players.”
Women coach Magida Nantanda commended FUFA’s initiative to put in place a fund to help coaches study abroad.
“My main highlight has been the new venture by FUFA to put a funding mechanism in place to help coaches who want to further their coaching education abroad. It will be a good chance for us, sometimes FUFA and CAF courses are not enough,” Magida said.
The new regulations (according to FUFA) include:
- All coaches in the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League will be required to have a Pro- License that will come with limits and sanctions.
- Coaches in the first and second division will not be allowed to make more than two transfers during a season.
- Coaches will required to sign a code of conduct prior to the start of the season. This is aimed at protecting the image of the game.
- Coaches will be obliged to have intermediaries who negotiate contracts with teams on their behalf.
- Starting next season, FUFA will ask clubs to submit proof of payment of coaches after every two months.
FUFA has already met with Club captains, Ex Internationals and club owners over various issues this year.
Coaches who attended:
Sam Ssimbwa (URA), Ayub Khalifa (U 17 Women), Bbossa Wasswa (Express FC), Fred Kajoba (Vipers SC), Abdallah Mubiru (Police FC), Paul Kiwanuka (Vipers SC), John Luyinda (Police FC), Oliver Mbekeka (U20 Women), Isa Serwanja (Proline FC), Deo Sserwadda (Police FC), Arthur Kyesimira (Bul FC), James Magala (Bul FC), Raymond Komakech (Ndejje University), Charles Ayiekoh (Maroons FC), Magida Nantanda (UFCA / Instructor), Mark Twinamasiko (Kitara FC), Muhammad Kiseka (Tooro Utd), Mugerwa (Bright Stars), Brian Ssenyondo (Mbarara City FC), Hamzah Lutalo (Uganda U-17 Boys), Samuel Nsaziiro (Tooro Utd), Frank Anyau (UFCA), Paul Ssali (UFCA), Stephen Kiggundu (URA FC), Mathias Lule, Douglas Bamweyana (Wakiso Giants), Francis Mugerwa (Vipers SC), Mike Mutebi (KCCA FC), Vincent Tumusiime (Kampala University), Robert Mujabi, Jackson Magera (Uganda U17 Boys), Faridah Bulega (Crested Cranes), Edward Kaziba (SC Villa), Vialli Bainomugisha (Onduparaka), Steven Bogere (UPDF FC), Simeon Masaba (UPDF FC), James Magala (Bul FC), Abdul Musafiri (MYDA FC), Fred Habineza (Water FC), Simon Kirumira (UFCA / Puma FC), David Mutono (Kyetume), Jimmy Kintu (UCU), Badru Kaddu (KCCA / UFCA)