Women Football: Can Super League Clubs Meet Minimum Requirements Of FUFA Licensing Committee?

Tooro United approved pitch, such green is what fufa needs

Nature of green Fufa needs, courtesy photo.

It started as an idea, went into the Excom meeting and finally the “The Flight Project”  approved to effectively commence despite the doubt in readiness of Clubs for the new tune.

The project came with abrupt changes especially in top flight league where the 16 clubs at the helm of women football were separated according to previous season’s rankings to have a new league of eight best ranked clubs (Super league) and then the Elite league that will consist eighteen clubs.

All that won’t be the big issue in this case but Fufa Introduced club licensing in the women league for the first time and they (clubs) have less than two months to full fill all the requirements needed to be eligible to feature in Fufa Women Super league that slated to start on 02nd November 2019.

Substitution board, one of the sporting requirements

There are six areas where Fufa will test the credibility of the eight clubs if they can feature in top women league and these include;

✓Finance Requirements

✓Sporting Requirements

✓Infrastracture Requirements

✓Adminstrative Requirements

✓Legal/ Structure

✓License Applicant Identity and Address.

Copy of Club licensing requirements for 2019/20 season

Under Finance, each club is to present current bank statement, source of funds and budget of the club for the entire season.

Sporting requirements, the club to present written contracts with players at least a minimum of five.

They should submit in the full set of home and a way kits.

Infrastructure requirements; A club to be accepted, should have an all green natural or artificial grass.

Tooro United approved pitch, such green is what fufa needs

But Nim Sport understands that among the eight clubs in Super league, only Lady Doves, Muteesa I Royal and UCU Lady Cardinals can try to full fill that requirement.

The club must have a substitution board, dressing rooms and sanitary facilities.

Standard dressing room, photo courtesy

Administrative requirements;

A club CEO, must have a proof of Fufa management certificate,

A coach to any of the eight clubs should have a CAF C license as a minimum, the medical personnel of the club must have medical qualifications.

And the club  to have a marketing and Communications/PRO

A club to get a license that will allow it to play in Super,(License Applicant Identity and Address)

Must have a physical address of the club offices, postal Address, official digital platforms; website, Facebook, Twitter.

We don’t have all as Fufa asked them but we have some and going to build from that and meet the requirements” one of the clubs officials who never wanted to disclose his Identity told this website.

Fufa and the club officials held meetings at Fufa House Mengo on Tuesday and Wednesday this week again discussing about the leagues and way forward of women football in Uganda, and Club licensing issue was on forefront.

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