FUFA Deputy CEO (Football) Decolas Kiiza explained more on the state of Academies in Uganda.
This, comes after FUFA deregistered all football academies in the country and put new strict guidelines for the owners to apply for the license.
Kiiza, appearing on 97.7 Record FM, explained that the process will benefit both the youngsters and Academies.
“We have introduced new rules governing different academies, these rules will prepare, enable and guide the young kids under academies to benefit as per system of FIFA,” Kiiza stated.
“For instance there is a habit that has been happening with individual academies which have not been registered with us, those who are aware of registration, they normally come and take these kids and are registered under their academies, so if an opportunity comes and the player is sold , then that registered academy will only be the one to benefit from that player.”
He went on to say that these new developments will only allow academies attached to clubs to register.
“We will only allow different academies attached to clubs whether in FUFA Big League or fifth division to register to avoid some calamities in future.
“Right now every registered player and academy goes directly to the FIFA servers in Zurich such that it is easy to follow up a player in case of anything.
“Secondly, we are setting up player development syllabus because we want each Academy to be having right coaches, managers and owners with full documents and identities.”
Last week, Kiiza together with FUFA president Moses Magogo and Sports Minister Hamson Obua met Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to discuss ways how sports can safely return.
When asked asked to throw more light, Kiiza said;
“We are having a second meeting on Tuesday involving all key ministers in charge to explain to them and allow our Sports to resume with all SOPs in place.
“Some of the procedures we want to take include using one stadium with no fans, testing our players first for Covid19 and accommodate them in one place with no visitors allowed.”
“We have two upcoming engagements; League Playoffs and FIFA Under-17 Women World Cup Qualifiers which will be played between 30 October to 1 November 2020.”