The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Moses Magogo has today launched a new tournament ‘FUFA the Drum’ that is to be played in sixteen provinces across Uganda.
The development follows a resolution of the 93rd FUFA Ordinary General Assembly and the 13th FUFA Executive Committee directive to begin the competition that is aimed at spreading the game all over Uganda.
At a press briefing held at FUFA House in Mengo, Magogo said the association will meet the almost all the costs of the teams including accommodation, transport, individual and team winners’ prizes, trophies and medals, payment of match officials and provision of training balls.
“We have already conducted the seeding of the teams and the tournament will kick-off in January to October 2018 and we expect to hold draws in Kasese, where the final of the tournament will be played on the Independence Day,” Magogo said.
He added: “The objective is for searching talent across the country; the league will not only be the best way of tapping more talent but clubs will also have a better hunting ground of players for their teams.”