Speaking a breakfast meeting involving the FUFA Executive, the Board of governors Uganda Premier League and Chairpersons of Uganda Premier league clubs at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala on Thursday morning, Magogo said Uganda has miserably failed to perform at all continental levels because of the low quality of domestic football.
Magogo, the President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA
President has tasked the Star Times Uganda Premier League clubs to improve the
quality of the domestic league.
breakfast meeting involving the FUFA Executive, the Board of governors Uganda
Premier League and Chairpersons of Uganda Premier League clubs at Imperial
Royale Hotel in Kampala on Thursday morning, Magogo said Uganda has miserably
failed to perform at all continental levels because of the low quality of
that Ugandan clubs struggle when they face teams from North and West Africa
both at amateur and senior levels
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Magogo noted that Uganda has successfully dominated its immediate neighbours when it
comes to regional qualifiers in East and Central Africa and falters when it
faces West and North African teams.
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Uganda performed poorly in the just concluded 2020 Total African Nations
Championship, where it trailed in Group C with only one point. Previously, Uganda
failed to reach the knock out stages in all CHAN editions she has participated
Uganda’s club representatives at the continent level also failed to go past the
preliminary rounds in both CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.
Vipers SC was eliminated by Al-Hilal Omdurman in the Champions league
while KCCA FC was eliminated by AS Kigali from the Confederations Cup.
the Vice-Chairperson Uganda Premier league says Uganda has tried to improve
when it comes to qualifiers and the optimistic thing will improve.
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Mathias Muwanga, the Chief Executive Officer- CEO Bright Stars
FC, says there is a need to create avenues of empowering the clubs.
of all, we need to create ventures whereby clubs are not ran by individuals
using their own money because it very risky because when these people are not around
clubs struggle,” he said.
Adding that, “We need to have more engagements with the
government to give support to the sport at least in each region there is a
stadium built by the government. We also need to engage companies because there
are so many companies that have the abilities to build stadiums.”
Bernard Olupot, the Public Relations Officer SC Villa, says
there is a need for a lot of organisation right from the top to the bottom.
of the problems is Ugandan sports practitioners have not yet identified how to
commercialize the sport. The link between the practice and commercialization
and practice is still lacking. Other countries are able to have sustainability
year in year out because apart from playing the sport, they take it to the grassroots,”