The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has encouraged Uganda Premier League clubs to be accountable in whatever they do in order to help Fufa in its struggle to develop Uganda’s football.
To speak this, the state minister for Youth and Children Affairs was at the grand opening of URA FC secretariat in Nakawa on Thursday morning.
“Our clubs should be accountable enough about all the operations they do,” Nakiwala at the press briefing, she then added. “They should be accountable about their income from matches, donors, sponsors, merchandise, Fufa among others.”
The former chairman at Express FC also thanked URA FC for the great work done to see themselves own independent offices, and encouraged them to use them extremely in order to achieve what they are supposed to achieve.
Nakiwala reminded the URA FC players to do their work as their management is trying to do what it is supposed to do.
“I encourage the players of URA FC to play their role and do their work, as they have the support from the other four pillars of football which are; government, regulators, supporters and the media.”
Nakiwala thanked URA FC for being the first club to comply with FUFA’s pro-agenda, and also asked other 15 UPL clubs to comply in the same way as URA FC in order to help them bridge the gap between the operations and the players.
“URA FC offices have been opened in a great year. It’s a year when money from FIFA increased, a year when Uganda Cranes qualified for 2019 Total AFCON finals, a year when the government of Uganda increased its support towards sports,” the minister added.
URA, however have a task at hand and that’s getting results on the field of play, they currently lie 10th on 14 points with just two wins in 10 outings ahead of their Sunday visit to Bright Stars in Mwererwe.