FUFA statement on introducing Academy players during match days
The football governing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has issued a statement about the introduction of academy players during match days.
This comes after Startimes Uganda Premier League teams’ plea to use their academy players to improve squad depth.
The statement read.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to kick off the FJL 2020/2021.
However FUFA has received requests from the SUPL Clubs to be allowed to utilise players of their FJL teams for the senior outfits as was the case with the previous seasons.
After consultations and careful considerations, it has been decided as follows in regard to the subject matter,
(i) SUPL teams will be allowed to use upto four (4) FJL players in a single match.
(ii) The FJL players should be in possession of their 2019/2020 players’ Licenses
(iii) The newly promoted sides in the season 2020/2021. i.e. Kitara FC, MYDA FC and UPDF FC will be given opportunity to register their FJL teams but within the provisions of the Regulations on the Status and transfer of players.
(iv) FUFA Competitions Department shall issue Provisional Players’ Licenses in all such cases.
(v) Any player in the above category must possess PCR negative COVID-19 test result as has been for the senior sides.
(vi) No player shall be registered or licensed without the parent’s/guardian’s consent.
The above provisions shall apply for the season 2020/2021 only.”