Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has cleared Uganda Premier League (UPL) teams to use their Junior League players for the rest of the remaining League games.
The development comes after requests from different clubs asking FUFA for permission to use some of their young players in the top League. The clubs said players they registered are not enough to use considering the tight fixture schedule.
Decolas Kiiza, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer in-charge of Football says teams that had registered these young players last year will be okayed to utilize them without renewing their licenses. He adds that this has been done to help some of the young players whose league was not played due to challenges of COVID-19 to also get some playing time.
FUFA had earlier requested all Premier League and Big League clubs to have Junior teams to feature in the FUFA Junior league, however Kiiza says Premier league teams which were promoted this season without Junior teams can also register players to play in the remaining fixture.
However, Kiiza says clubs are only allowed to use up to four (4) FUFA Junior league players in a single match and the Players should be in possession of their 2019/2020 players’ Licenses.
Kiiza also says players must possess PCR negative COVID-19 test result as it has been for the senior sides and no player shall be registered or licensed without the parent’s/guardian’s consent.
The FUFA Juniors league is for players below the age of 17. The inaugural U-17 league started with the 2014/2015 season which was won by Kampala Junior Team (KJT).