Federation of Uganda Football Associations
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is the governing body of association football in Uganda. The association was founded in 1924, became affiliated with FIFA in 1960 and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 1961. In 1973, FUFA went ahead and got affiliated with CECAFA. Further more, FUFA is also affiliated to Uganda Olympic Committee.
|Headquarters||FUFA House, Plot No. 879, Kyadondo Block 8, Mengo Wakaliga Road – P.O. Box 22518, Kampala (UG).|
|President||Eng. Moses Magogo Hassim|
- a custodian of eight men's and women's national football teams (i.e. the Uganda cranes, the crested cranes, U-23; Uganda Kobs, U-20; Uganda hippos, U-17; Uganda cubs, sand cranes, U-20 girls and U-17 girls),
- also a top administrator/regulator of national football league which runs from the first tier (top/1st division) to the fifth tier (5th division). The first division is the Uganda Premier League also known as StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The 2nd division is the FUFA Big League. The third tier (Regional Leagues) is organised by the regional football associations (RFA) which are 8 in total (Kampala RFA, Buganda RFA, Western RFA, Kitara RFA, Eastern RFA, Northern RFA, West Nile RFA and North East RFA) and the fourth tier (District Leagues / Fourth Division) is organised by district football associations (DFA).
- FUFA also organizes the football tournaments; that is to say, Uganda Cup, which is the oldest football competition of knockout format in Uganda having started in 1971. The FUFA Drum which is an inter-provinces (Kampala, Buganda, Ankole, Kigezi, Teso, Tooro, Bunyoro, Rwenzori, West Nile, Busoga, Sebei, Bugisu, Karamoja, Lango, Acholi and Bukedi) tournament is also another tournament run and organised by FUFA. Last but not least, Odilo tournament which runs across the country. is a Primary schools championship which is also organised by this federation.
In 1924, the Kampala Football Association (KFA) was formed and in the 1950s became the Uganda Football Association (UFA). In 1967 the Uganda Football Association (UFA) was changed to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
FUFA is an association made up of 31 member associations and represented by 86 delegates at the Supreme Body called the FUFA General Assembly (GA). The member associations include:
- Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA)
- Uganda Futsal Association (UFA)
- Uganda Schools Football Association (USFA)
- Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA)
- Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA)
- Uganda Women's Football Association (UWFA)
- and the 8 regional football associations (see section below)
The organisation is led by the FUFA Executive Committee (EXCOM) which is advised and supported by the FUFA Standing Committees, Judicial Bodies and Secretariat.
Previous presidents are as follows:
- 2013–present - Moses Magogo Hassim
The president of FUFA is Moses Hassim Magogo who succeeded Lawrence Mulindwa in August 2013. Magogo is an electrical engineer by trade and has worked for the African Development Bank. Magogo was previously the Federation's vice president, in charge of administration.
In 2000, while playing for Kinyara FC, Magogo started to actively participate in sports talk shows on radio. That platform endeared him to the public and by the time he was elected the FUFA delegate for Lubaga, Magogo had created a niche as one of the most knowledgeable persons about football management. FUFA subsequently appointed him to run the Super League.
Magogo is accredited for having transformed the league and football competition systems in Uganda and particularly the FUFA Big League and Regional Leagues. He is also responsible for starting the players contracting regulations and system in Uganda, negotiating and concluding the various sponsorships to football. With an assertive nature he has been a central figure in administration wrangles.
Eight regional football associations administer the Regional Leagues covering the third tier of Ugandan football. Affiliated members includes Regional League clubs, schools football associations and cup competitions.
Zones and district organisationsEdit
Below the regional football associations, FUFA has divided the country into 13 administrative zones, each of which encompass several district football associations. These local associations are affiliated to FUFA and manage grassroots affairs in their districts including the Fourth Division Leagues.
North Eastern region - Zone 1Edit
Eastern region - Zone 2Edit
Mid North region – Zone 3Edit
West Nile region - Zone 4Edit
Kitara region – Zone 5Edit
Western region – Zone 6Edit
Buganda region – Zone 7Edit
Buganda region – Zone 8Edit
Kampala region - Zone 9Edit
Eastern region – Zone 10Edit
Kitara region – Zone 11Edit
Buganda region – Zone 12Edit
Buganda region – Zone 13Edit
Current administrators and officialsEdit
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