Ahead of the much anticipated Azam Uganda Premier League 2016/2017 season, the Club licensing committees has intensified its work of ensuring that the Clubs fulfill the necessary requirements before the kickoff on 19th August 2016.
While addressing the media at FUFA House in Mengo, the Chairman FUFA Club Licensing Committee Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel highlighted the importance of club the licensing exercise as its made mandatory by FIFA and CAF .
‘The aim of club licensing is to improve the management of the game from Amateur to Professional’ Said Dr. Ogwel.
He further outlined the new amendments in the club licensing regulations as noted below
- The Club CEO should be a signatory to the club accounts
- The minimum qualification for the 1stand assistant coach of the AUPL club is a CAF B coaching license
- Coaches for the FJEL teams should possess a minimum of a CAF C coaching license
The Club licensing process is still under way with Criteria A will involves the following requirements
Payments of Shs 2 millions, Team budget, Sources of Funds, CEO Certificate and contract ,Current bank statement ,Medical Personnel and his contract, Contract of coach and proof of License, Tenancy Agreement (Office and Stadium) ,U17 team with CAF C coaching License.
Only KCCA FC and Soana FC have fulfilled of the above requirements as yet while Lweza FC, Bul FC, JMC Hippos, Kirinya Jinja SS,Proline, SC Villa, Bright Stars, Police FC,The Saints, Sadolin Paints and URA have partially fulfilled the criteria A requirements .
Three Clubs that is SC Vipers, Onduparaka and Express haven’t meant any of the above requirements.
A Club has to fulfill at least 50 % of the requirement to be given a provisional license and 70 % for a complete license.
The Club lincesing committee comprises of Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel as the Chairman,Isa Magoola V Chairaman ,Ivan Kintu Bayige Secretary ,Sam Kabugo Member, Bernard Bainaman Members and Yusuf Awuye also a member.