13 Mar, 08:42
The uptake of the first ever FUFA Summit was not so good with the coaches in the Ugandan Premier League, as only three attended the event on Monday 12th March and the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Eng. Moses Magogo took note.
The summit was aimed at getting ideas to chart the way forward for Ugandan football and Magogo said he expected all of the UPL coaches to attend and give their technical recommendations on how the game should be run.
He did not hide his disappointment as 13 coaches missed the meeting, saying Ugandan football would gain massively with their active contribution.
“I am disappointed that out of the 16 Premier League club coaches, only three were at the summit.
“We thought it was their day to discuss how the game of football in this country should be directed, on the pitch because we do the regulations, we do the budgets and strategies and we never discuss with the technical people who really have the game in their hands,” he said.
Topics discussed at the summit included: Player development & Talent identification; Coaching Development; Refereeing Development; Equipment, facilities & technology; Sports Science and Medicine; Football Entities (Family, Schools/Academies, Clubs, national team)