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Youth a priority, foreign staff cut

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th January 2010 03:00 AM

ALL super division clubs will be obliged to institute youth structures and register a maximum of 25 players by the start of the 2011 football season as per the Jinja declaration.

ALL super division clubs will be obliged to institute youth structures and register a maximum of 25 players by the start of the 2011 football season as per the Jinja declaration.

By Michael Nsubuga

ALL super division clubs will be obliged to institute youth structures and register a maximum of 25 players by the start of the 2011 football season as per the Jinja declaration.

According to the document passed by club officials after a FIFA clubs’ management course last week, by 2014 all teams will have to participate in FUFA organised grass root, reserve and youth leagues starting with effect next season.

Each super league team will have to enter a youth U-15 team by the beginning of the 2011 season and a U-17 one the following year provided that FUFA establishes a fully fledged U-20 league by 2014.

Clubs are set to own and manage the league in which FUFA shall reserve special rights to be defined in the memorandum and articles of association. Each team will also be permitted to sign a maximum of three foreign players who will also be subject to established minimum standards criteria.

In order to increase on fan bases of clubs the document encourages them to aggressively pursue membership drives leading to fan clubs in schools and other institutions of learning, out of school youth, community leaders, industries and hospitals among others but also promote corporate social responsibility activities at community level.

By the start of the next season clubs are also obliged to have registered and qualified medical personnel who will later undergo a FIFA sports medicine course.

The clubs are also supposed to develop a communication strategy that will address membership directory database, establish club websites and execution of public relations activities on top of developing a marketing strategy at both the level of the league and clubs to ensure full exploitation of commercial rights by clubs and the league.

Adherence to minimum finance standards, introduction of a club licensing system, establishing club structures, employment of qualified staff and appointment of qualified referees are some of the other requirements that were tabled as aids towards professionalism in the four-year development plan.

r Reuben Olita, meanwhile reports that Uganda Revenue Authority succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Kenya’s champions, Sofaka in their second friendly match in Nairobi on Sunday.

The goal that sunk the Ugandan champions came in the 87th minute through John Baraza who connected a perfect cross from Ndondo Tafazo of Zimbabwe.

URA had started their two match tour on a sound note when they beat the 1987 Africa Cup Winners Cup champions, Gor Mahia 2-0.

Despite the defeat URA’s coach Moses Basena said his boys played well and was confident the team would not let down Ugandans in the CAF Champions League match against Zanaco of Zambia next month.

Youth a priority, foreign staff cut

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