The Federation for Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced a lineup of activities it plans to execute in the New Year 2019 in order to further develop the sport in the country.
Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo, the FUFA President on Thursday afternoon told journalists during a press conference held at FUFA offices in Mengo that the Federation plans to improve on its governance and judicial system.
Magogo says that for good governance to exist, FUFA shall ensure a strong and qualified judicial system is established and maintained.
He said, FUFA has instituted a new unit called compliance and internal Unit which is tasked with ensuring that the systems put in place are respected and followed to the dot. He also announced that the Fufa electoral committee chairman, Sam Bakika is the new boss of the unit.
At the event, he also sounded his plea to the public to refrain from predetermining results of soccer games as has been the case in past years.
Magogo is concerned that predetermination of results could affect the commercial value of the games for instance through scaring away sponsors or potential sponsors.
He therefore revealed that in 2019, they would take strong action against the act and asked government to categorise predetermination of results as a criminal offence.
In the area of infrastructural development, Magogo says the federation shall in 2019 construct a beach soccer facility. He made it clear that besides hosting the Cecafa U-20 Championship in January they are also working on the football stadiums in Kadiba and Lugazi.
He says that they are also engaging the management of Mandela National Stadium to improve on the access control of the stadium which can be achieved through a Public Private Partnership.
Magogo also adds that FUFA has established an independent unit for National teams to cater for the Uganda’s Six National teams including Uganda Cranes and the She-Cranes. These he says shall be well equipped and managed under a regional secretariat that shall be established and paid by FUFA.
He further revealed that under the National Teams Department, they target monitoring of players and providing logistical support among other issues.
In 2019, Magogo says they also look forward to educating different stakeholders and equipping them with further knowledge regarding the sport.
The training he says shall include that for coaches, referees, media personnel, marketing agents in the sports industry among other stakeholders. He added that FUFA will organise Primary School football tournaments in all districts starting 2019.