FUFA president Eng.Moses Magogo revealed that FUFA competitions reforms are aimed at professionalising the top 2 leagues(division) in the Uganda football pyramid.
Magogo made the revelation during his weekly “Tutegeere Omupiira” sports show on 102.1 FUFA radio.
Uganda has 5 league levels(divisions), we think the 3rd, 4th and 5th divisions should be amateur Football because amateur is an intergral part in developing football and attracting fans while the Top 2 divisions ( Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League) should be professional
FUFA president Moses Magogo expounded on the FUFA competitions reforms
Today we have 16 clubs in the Uganda Premier leagues that we think is a professional league but our(FUFA) proposal is to increase those professional clubs from 16 to 28 but will be divided into 2 leagues starting in 2021-22 season.
The UPL will consist of 12 teams while the FBL will have 16 teams starting with the 2021-2022 season which will be played into 3-rounds.
The FUFA president further revealed that the FUFA Junior league is to be expanded from only UPL to all Uganda’s football regions that will lead to exposure of over 2400 players acrosss the 8 FUFA regions.
We want every region to have 12 teams that will play in the FUFA Junior league that will consist only players under 17 years as we think this will offer exposure to over 2400 players across all 8 FUFA regions”
The proposed reforms are expected to be effective with the 2020/2021 season for the transition period while the 2021/2022 takes centre stage fully.