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FIFA evaluates FUFA technical plans
Publish Date: Feb 04, 2014
FIFA evaluates FUFA technical plans
FUFA president Moses Magogo. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
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By Swalley Kenyi

FIFA officials are redesigning the entire FUFA technical plan for effectiveness development of the game in Uganda.

FIFA Technical Development Officer Govinden Thondoo from Mauritius and his assistant development officer Patrick Onyango from Kenya are evaluating the current FUFA technical plan and are expected to unveil a new one at the end of their weeklong visit in Kampala.

FUFA president Moses Magogo confirmed what the FIFA officials are doing saying that redesigning was done co-currently with the federation rebranding its administrative structure.

“The two FIFA officials arrived on Sunday and are redrawing the technical plan for FUFA. We are also rebranding the administrative structure. We have hired an agency to do it for us and it will be unveiled to the public in a period of one month,” Magogo said.

Thondoo and Onyango were part of the five man FIFA team who introduced the global soccer development program dubbed ‘Performance’ after interactions with their FUFA counterparts in Kampala and Jinja last November.

The programme was first initiated in 2008 for FIFA to offer support, expertise and services to its developing member associations on request.

Magogo has insisted that the moves are part of his long term plans to develop a strong foundation for Ugandan football as opposed to rapid pursuit of achievements.

“It will take Uganda Cranes a lot more time to qualify for the World Cup and AFCON if we don’t go down to the grassroots. Our current plan may out live most us (in football administration now) but it is fair for us to start off for the next generation to follow,” Magogo added.

He cited a case where Uganda has only 28 football coaches with the lowest CAF licences (CAF C licence) handling clubs in the highest football league in the country and no qualified ones managing teams at grassroots level despite a demand of over 300 officials to do so.

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