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Domestic Transfer Matching System Workshop For Top Flight And FUFA Big League Clubs

The Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) Training workshop started on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at the Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi in Kampala.

Two Transfer Matching System (TMS) experts from Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) presided over the opening session for the two day’s workshop.

Anabel Belzunce, the senior Training and Support Coordinator pf the FIFA TMS Global Transfers and Compliance as well as the TMS legal counsel Prisca Mutesi oversaw the workshop.

Anabel Belzunce (standing left) the senior Training and Support Coordinator pf the FIFA TMS Global Transfers and Compliance and Prisca Mutesi, the TMS legal counsel Prisca Mutesi during the practical session of the workshop.

Presiding over the opening ceremony, FUFA Second Vice President Darius Mugoye (represented the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo) urged the club representatives to adhere to the gained skills in line with attaining FUFA’s vision of being the best footballing country.

Darius Mugoye addressing the participants at the opening ceremony of the DTMS workshop

‘As FUFA we have a vision of becoming the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the field of play. Whatever we learn from the workshop, let it be applicable towards improving the state of football among the clubs.’ Darius Mugoye.

FUFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) manager Denis Lukambi, also the FUFA Legal officer lauded the two instructors for the knowledge passed on, as well as the willingness of the clubs to train their DTMS managers.

FUFA legal/TMS manager Denis Lukambi addressing participants at the opening ceremony. 

This is a great trend in Uganda’s football. I thank the two instructors (Anabel Belzunce and Prisca Mutesi) for the knowledge passed on. In the same vein, I thank the clubs for accepting their respective officials to get trained‘ Denis Lukambi noted.

FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe (right) interacts with Vipers’ Simon Peter Njuba during a practical session
BUL CEO Salmin Saleh interacts with instructor Anabel Belzunce
Prisca Mutesi (TMS Legal counsel) in a practical session with URA Football Club CEO, Ivan Kakembo

The goal for the Transfer Matching System (TMS) is to simplify the process of player transfers, improve transparency and the flow of information concerning player transfers as well as ensuring credibility in the entire transfer exercise.

Day two on Friday, 22nd March 2019 will wind up the workshop intended for all the 16 Star Times Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League clubs.

FUFA staff led by the Football Development Director Ali Mwebe, Aish Nalule (FUFA Competitions Director) as well as other members of the competitions department Sarah Birungi and Phoebe Kutamba also attended the workshop.

Anabel Belzunce presents during the DTMS workshop to club officials at Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi – Kampala.

URA FC vs Nyamityobora FC Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

NAMBOOLE – URA FC will be hoping to go six matches unbeaten at the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season when they host Nyamityobora on Friday afternoon.

The Tax Collectors have had a fairly good start to the league this season, winning two and drawing three of their first five games.

However, Sam Simbw’s side are currently on a two game winless run as they have draw 1-1 against Maroons and 0-0 away to SC Villa in their last two fixtures.

Their main concern going into the game should be the fact that they are not scoring enough goals.

The Tax scored only four goals in their first five games which falls below average. However, they have been defending well, conceding only one goal and non coming at Namboole.

Going into the game, The Tax Collectors have no major injury worries and will be banking on top scorer-Vitalis Tabu to try see them over the huddle.

For Nyamityobora, they are in desperate need to start accumulating points as soon as possible if they are to avoid dropping back into the Big League on the first time of asking.

James Odoch’s charges have lost a league high four games already this season including a 2-1 loss at home to Police in the last games.

Captain Henry Wamala is still out serving an internal suspension and it is still not clear when he will return.

However, Nigerian Center-back Calvin Barni Tar returns after overcoming an injury that forced him out of the Police game on Tuesday.

Match Facts:

This will be the first ever top flight meeting between the two sides.

This will be URA’s third match against the newly promoted sides. The Tax Collectors have won the other two, 2-0 vs Paidah and 1-0 against Ndejje University.

Sam Simbwa’s side are currently on a nine match unbeaten run which dates back to last season (W3 D6). Their last league defeat was in the 7-2 humiliation at the hands of KCCA in April.

At home, they have also been fairly impressive, winning five of their last nine games (D3 L1).

For Nyamityobora, they go into the game having won only one of their first five games in the top flight. All the others have culminated into defeats.

Odoch’s side have conceded a joint second league high of 9 goals (level with Police Fc ). Only Maroons (10) Have conceded more goals than Nyamityobora.

Nyamityobora will be attempting to gather their first point of the season away from home after losing both of their first two.

URA FC launches new club secretariat

NAKAWA – URA Football Club on Thursday launched a new club secretariat at their new head offices in Nakawa.

The event was graced by FUFA third Vice President and Hon. Minister of State for Youth and Child Affairs,Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi who stood in for FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo.

While addressing the media, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi thanked the four time Uganda Premier League winners for standardizing the club’s set-up.

“Five months ago, FUFA embarked on the FUFA Club Pro Agenda with the view of standardizing the progression of the club. I am glad to announce that all the 16 teams went through the Pro Agenda training and I am happy to know that URA was one of the best during the training” said Nakiwala

The Honourable also added that FUFA is proud of URA for getting offices.

“Most outstanding was to ensure that it gets an office, the purpose is to see that the office is utilized for the proper accountability for all financial constraints. Football is a five man’s team and i would wish to re-echo from FUFA that we are so proud of URA FC”. She added.

Hon. Nakiwala (center) speaking to the Media during the launch

During the event, club Chairman James Kizza thanked FUFA thanked Magogo for the guidance in the club’s setup.

“I would like to extend our appreciation to the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) and President Eng. Moses Magogo for the guidance in setting up a football club secretariat at URA FC.  It is through your tireless efforts to build capacity through football human resource that this goal has been achieved” Kizza said.

The Clubs CEO Ivan Kakembo introduced his team that include Paul Muwanika, Bridget Nakayenga (Marketing and Administration), Ismail Kakaire (Events and Management), Adam Kakira (Office Assistant) and Nuwagira Racheal (Personal Assistant to CEO).

URA have only managed 14 points, with only two wins and eight draws and sit in the 9th place in the ongoing StarTimes Uganda Premier league.