KAMPALA – Wakiso Giants may be just over a year old but continue to be front runners in Uganda football.
On Wednesday, the Purple Sharks were handed a full license to take part in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league (SUPL) 2019/2020.
Wakiso were not the only side to achieve the fate as URA FC were also given the license.
It was confirmed that 11 of the 16 SUPL teams submitted their necessary documentation to get the approval but only two were passed.
The clubs in question are KCCA FC, Proline FC, Vipers SC, Tooro United FC, Mbarara City FC, Maroons FC, Wakiso Giants FC, Bright Stars FC, Express FC, BUL FC, and URA FC.
The submission of Club Licensing minimum requirements by clubs within the timeline was granted qualification for inspection of their infrastructure. The process was completed by 17th July 2019.
However, Onduparaka FC, Kyetume FC, Police FC, Busoga United FC (Kirinya JSS) and SC Villa failed to submit the minimum requirements within the deadline and therefore they did not qualify for the inspection exercise.
In line with the Club Licensing road map for 2019/20 season, the First Instance Body (FIB) held a meeting on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at FUFA House – Mengo and evaluated the inspection report.
The body confirmed that four (4) clubs (KCCA FC, Vipers FC, Maroons FC and Proline FC) were granted provisional Licenses.
For Bright Stars FC, Express FC, Tooro United FC, BUL FC and Mbarara City FC), they were denied Licenses for upcoming season.
Clubs with provisional licenses and those that have not yet met the minimum requirements have been given an extended period of up to Friday 26th July 2019 to have an inspection of their infrastructure conducted.
Failure by the club to meet the listed requirements as per earlier communication within the deadline shall mean denial of a license for the 2019/20 season.
A club that is denied a license shall have a right of appeal to the FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee.
More so, the deadline for 1st Division Club Licensing process is Friday 26th July 2019. No further inspections will be conducted after the deadline.
The resolutions made by the Licensing Committee
-Wakiso Giants, and URA FC get full license for 2019/20 season
-4 clubs KCCA FC, Vipers FC, Maroons FC and Proline FC granted Provisional Licenses
-Bright Stars FC, Express FC, Tooro United FC, BUL FC and Mbarara City FC denied Licenses as they have a few requirements to meet
-Onduparaka FC, Kyetume FC, Police FC, Busoga United FC and SC Villa failed to submit the minimum requirements within the deadline