The Federation of Uganda Football Federation (FUFA) has proposed new football reforms in a bid to professionalize football in Uganda. These were communicated during the 22nd FUFA Exco meeting held on 13th March 2020 at the Executive House-FUFA Complex in Mengo.
The reforms are expected to be effective with the 2020/2021 season for the transition period while the 2021/2022 takes center stage fully.
Every First Division club shall be compelled to have a U20 team to compete in a league played over two rounds. A player with a first division license may play in the reserve league and a player with a reserve league license may play in the first division league.
The First Division, Second Division, the UPL U20 Reserve Leagues are to be under the Professional League Board and Professional League Secretariat replacing the current UPL Board and UPL Secretariat respectively.
Among the new proposed reforms, The UPL will consist of 12 teams starting with the 2021-2022 season which will be played into 3-rounds.