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Over 100 Academies Set To Receive FUFA Licenses

The Uganda Youth Football Academy Association has called for an Extra Ordinary meeting on Tuesday which will also approve over a 100 football academies in Uganda.

FUFA recently deregistered all academies and set new guidelines that must be fulfilled before approval.

The UYFA CEO Shafic Kigongo has confirmed that a meeting on Tuesday, October 2020 at the Association’s secretariat in Lungujja will be held.

The meeting will be attended by only UYFA Executive.

Successful Academies will be issued with licenses which will be categorised in classes from A to D and will expire every after two years – These will be graded in terms of Governance z Infrastructure, Sporting, Finance and Personnel.

Much emphasis has been put on Academies from upcountry.

Initially, 152 academies were deregistered but Kigongo has confirmed that half of that have successful passed.

Also, 30 new academies awaits licenses.

“We have been having a challenge of getting academies from upcountry, being that Junior league is to be played at regional level it expands the challenge but at least among 30 new submitted academies include some from upcountry like Kabale, Kigezi, Mbale, Arua and others,” Kigongo told The-SportsNation.

“Getting Academies from upcountry has been a challenge due to lack of qualified coaches that’s why we discovered that we have to organise more coaching courses soon.

“The deregistered academies had one task to renew their membership – to submit documents, no single coin is needed but they have failed to submit in their documents.”

The qualified academies receive the FRFA license, the rules which govern football academies and authorization to engage in training, developing and also organising Youth competitions in Uganda.

To apply for the FRFA, Academies were asked to submit Filled application form, proof of payment of application fee, current membership certificate from UYFA, list of players and their details, list of coaches, teachers, managers, Names, Address, Signatures of owners of applicants among others.

It should be noted that the Junior League was taken down to regional level and every region must have 12 teams.


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