The Fufa Big League teams are set to have a Junior League team, playing in the regional league where the particular team is based.
This was agreed on during the consultative meeting between FUFA and Big League Clubs at FUFA Complex in Mengo on Friday.
The Fufa first Vice President, Justus Mugisha asked FUFA Big League clubs to take the Juniors League project in good faith because it will help in nurturing of future players.
“When we brought the Juniors League in 2015, majority of the clubs in the Uganda Premier League saw it as a burden.”
“But for some who put emphasis on their teams have benefited,” Mugisha said.
“For instance, look at KCCA FC, they have been promoting players from their Junior team into the senior team and yet maintaining their standards in competing for titles,” he added.
Fufa tasked to revisit existing Big League guidelines
Ndejje University FC chairman Paul Mark Kayongo tasked the federation to revisit the existing Big League guidelines as a way forward.
“I thank FUFA for the meeting. I believe it was a good gesture in boosting stakeholders’ confidence.”
“What I request is for FUFA to make emphasis on the principles and revisit the existing FUFA Big League guidelines and see how teams can improve,” he noted.
In the same vein, Fufa second Vice President, Darius Mugoye cautioned clubs to employ the right human resource that will help the clubs to grow their brands.
“I’m happy to report that I have observed the FUFA Big League for some time and I can say there is more football than politicking.”
“If only clubs can employ the right human resource, then development and growth of clubs will be realized,” he noted.
The above-mentioned reforms are supposed to come into effect for the 2021/2022 season with the 2020/2021 season acting as a transition period.