U-17 FUFA Elite Youth League Kicks Off At Philip Omondi Stadium


Vipers Junior Team celebrate after winning the FUFA U-17 league last season

FUFA has confirmed that referees who uderwent the FIFA Youth Refereeing course at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru last month will be appointed to handle all matches of the U-17 FUFA Elite Youth League  this season. The course was for participants below 20 years.

The Juniors League for clubs in the Azam Uganda Premier League for the 2016/17 season will be launched on Friday 23rd September at the Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.

The FUFA Referees Manager Samuel Egesa has released the appointments made by the FUFA Referees standing committee.

‘These young referees will fit in well with the players of almost their age. FUFA has taken football to various parts of the country and we are now giving different stakeholders to handle matches after attaining the proper qualifications’ said Egesa.

Referees named for the opening match

Emmanuel Opio from Bukedea (North East) will officiate the opening match between KCCA FC Soccer Academy and Police FC Armless Brigade Junior Team.

Opio will be assisted by David Ssengonzi (Kampala region), Beine Bernard (Western Region) and Mukasa Abdul Razake (Eastern Region).


Onduparaka FC CEO Anthony Afeti (L) receiving equipment from FUFA Technical Director Asumani Lubowa.

‘We have finalized plans for the launch of the new season on Friday.

Teams have received the equipment donated by FIFA in support of youth football development in Uganda’ said FUFA Youth Development Officer Bashir Mutyaba.

FUFA has also confirmed that no club will be allowed to use players who have not undergone the mandatory MRI tests conducted at Mulago Hospital of players to establish the true age for the U-17 category.

Teams receive equipment

Equipment donated by FIFA include a full set of jerseys-20 pieces, 20 shin guards, 20 football boots, 20 training bibs and 15 soccer balls were distributed to the clubs on Thursday morning at FUFA House in Mengo.

The handover ceremony was witnessed by FIFA Technical Development Officer Govinden Thondoo and FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa.

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