FUFA has introduced another football tournament aimed at taking the game to the masses based on Provinces in Uganda.
The FUFA Inter Provinces Competition to be named the ‘The Drum’ was launched today at FUFA House by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo following a resolution of the 93rd FUFA Ordinary General Assembly and the 13th FUFA Executive Committee directive to formulate the Competition.
The Competition will be played between 16 provinces of Uganda and will be called ‘The Drum’. It will be run and managed by official FUFA regulations.
FUFA will meet the cost of the teams in the areas of accommodation, transport, individual and team winners’ Prizes, trophies and medals plus costs of match officials including the competition and training balls.
FUFA President said;
‘We have already conducted the seeding of the teams and the tournament will kick-off in January 2018. We expect to hold draws in Kasese where the final of the tournament will be played’
FUFA President added;
The tournament will be played from January to October with dates gazetted as Match Days and in the Independence week of Uganda we expect to be playing our final match’
FUFA President on the importance of the tournament;
‘The objective definitely is for searching talent across the country. The league alone can’t be the best way of tapping more talent. The clubs will also have a better hunting ground of players for their teams’
FUFA President on technical personnel to handle the Provincial teams
‘The minimum qualification for coaches to handle these teams is CAF C License holders. The masses must enjoy quality football’