Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars FC will be known as Soltilo Bright Stars Football Club beginning the 2020/2021 football season.
Their request was approved by FUFA following the 23rd Executive Committee that convened on September 15, 2020 chaired by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.
Bright Stars FC made a formal request to the Federation to adopt the name Soltilo, which is a big football school that is run by Keisuke Honda, one of the partners at the club.
Vipers SC (Bunamwaya), Wakiso Giants (Kamuli Park), Tooro United FC (Soana) and Busoga United FC (Kirinya Jinja SS) are some of the UPL clubs that have changed names over the years.
Other clubs that have been allowed to cahnge names are; Light SS FC to Soroti City FC, Bukedea Town Council FC to Blacks Power FC, Doves All Stars FC to Arua Hills FC, Future Options FC to Rwampara Bulls FC, U-Touch FC to Gulu City Council FC, Northern City FC to FC Pager, Ibanda United FC to Ibanda Municipal Sports Club, Kengere Ward FC to FC Soroti Thunders, Faith Hope Love FC to Moyo Town Council FHL FC and Diamond Stars FC to Arua City Council FC.
A request by Sports Club Barca to change name (to Ibanda United FC) was rejected on the basis that the name was currently used by another team. The change would lead to lack of clarity and potential integrity issues.
The Executive Committee also approved change of ownership of Doves All Stars FC to Development Structures (U) Ltd with immediate effect.
Other key decisions that were taken during the meeting are; The registration fees for all 4th Division clubs for the 2020-2021 season (for player licenses) will be paid for by FUFA as part of the COVID-19 pandemic relief assistance. Clubs of the 4 th division will henceforth not be charged by FUFA for player licenses for the season 2020-2021.
The FUFA Drum 3rd Edition and The Odilo 2nd Edition (FUFA Primary Schools Football Championship) for the year 2020 have been cancelled.
FUFA are still convinced that the 46th Stanbic Uganda Cup will be played to conclusion unless the time is not sufficient.
The Super 8 will be composed of the top-most 8 clubs for the 2019/2020 Star Times Uganda Premier League season.
The Second Division (FUFA Big League) for the season 2020/2021 shall be played in 2 groups, with 3 rounds.