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Licensing: Only Seven Clubs Eligible To Play In UPL Next Season

Only Seven of the 16 clubs have met the licensing Requirements to take part in the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League season.

This, is after FUFA provided an update on the status of Club Licensing for the UPL Clubs with the league set to kickoff on December 3, 2020.

The seven clubs that have been able to submit all the requirements and have qualified for a full license including defending champions Vipers and 13-time winners KCCA FC.

Wakiso Giants, Express FC, Onduparaka, MYDA and Police FC have also fulfilled the requirements to play in the league next season.

Seven clubs also submitted the minimum requirements but their grounds do not meet the expected standards, including SC Villa and Mbarara City FC.

The clubs have been advised to submit stadiums that was inspected and meets the minimum requirements.

Two clubs, Kitara FC and Busoga United, have failed to meet the mandatory requirements and have been given until Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5pm to have fully complied.

Did You Know:

Club licencing, is a club development tool FUFA appreciated far back in 2008 and later in 2012 was put in FUFA statuette, it was a programs initiated by FIFA, later adopted by CAF and its member association where FUFA is one.

It’s like a roadmap/schedule or action plan provided by club licencing unit which clubs in the league have to follow for a particular season.

All the 16 clubs competing in top flight must at least submit in minimum requirements passed by executive committee for them to qualify for only inspection (which is category A according to FUFA) and these requirements were put in different criteria like Sporting, Administrative, Legal, Finance, address and infrastructure.

The Categories:

Category I – Qualifiers For License:

  • Vipers, Wakiso Giants, Express FC, Police, KCCA, Onduparaka and MYDA

Category II – No License (missing a stadium)

  • BUL FC, Kyetume, Mbarara City, Bright Stars, URA, UPDF, SC Villa

Category III – No License (failed to submit mandatory requirements)

  • Kitara FC, Busoga United
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