It was yet another momentous day in the history of Uganda’s football when first ever Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Juniors league eventually got underway at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Sunday, 17th May 2015.
Thirteen teams divided into two groups will play in this inaugural league, the first of its kind in Uganda where players below 17 years are legible to feature.
KCC Academy won their opening game 1-0 over visiting St Mary’s Heritage.
Dan Mugwanya scored the only goal of the day in the 27th minute of the game watched by FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo.
Each of the 13 teams received 10 footballs as preparation for the season.
“This league comes at a time when we promised to develop football from the grass roots. We also want to use this league as a feeder to the youth national teams,” FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo, said on 102.1 FUFA f.m, which broadcast the match live from Lugogo.
The Youth league comes at a time barely months when the federation started the first ever FUFA Women Elite League.
Next season, all the teams in the Azam Uganda Premier league will be mandated to register an U-17 side to play in the FUFA Juniors league as one of the requirements for club licensing.