The UBSA together with FUFA have trained football administrators on the initial stage of football and administration, the course preparing them for the 2nd level of management, this is course going at the Fufa special interest group offices in Mengo.
The three days football administration and management course is the first of its kind to be organized by UBSA, is aimed at ensuring that everybody who works within Beach Soccer and the federation at large is aware and knowledgeable about management of football in the country, Continent and the world at large.
The Deputy CEO in charge of football at FUFA, and the course facilitator Mr. Decolas Kiiza Antale noted that the football administration and management course (FAMACO 1) is going to be a requirement for any Association or club CEO to have this qualification before they are employed.
He added that FUFA wants to have those basic principals of administration for clubs to know and understand the business, governance and spot of football.
Olive Akulo, in charge of communications and marketing at AC villa secretariat, commended BSAU and FUFA for the training saying that she did not have this kind of knowledge before. She noted that after this training, she has full hopes of growing in football both in administration and other aspects like business. “I would like to look more at the business aspect of football and learn more about it. This course is such a great opportunity.” She added.
Olive stated that it is the right time for FUFA to emphasise for FAMACO especially during this time when FUFA is bidding for AFCON, so that all club leaders are equiped with proper administration skills.
In the same way, the youth coordinator in the Western region and CEO for Lions sports Academy Ronald Alonso commended BSAU and FUFA for the initiative because such kind of courses are the ones that people need, since people out there have passion for football but have not been undergoing proper instructions.
He pledged to share the information he has acquired from the training with the Western people so that they can also grow in the football field. However, he has appealed to people to use the opportunities they get to learn new skills to help them excel in their careers, such as the knowledge he has acquired about football.
During this first day of training, participants have acquired knowledge on regulations and understanding the practices of football away from the pitch, management and administration of football, training new football administrators, polishing those already in football management, among others.
The UBSA famaco I class participants include; Kayongo Ali, Kivumbi Hakim, Buhokore Geofrey, Ssenyange Kasimu, Nantongo Diana, Nyandera Lydia, Mutajazi Suleman, Omara Mark Ochen, Magumba Samuel, Nkemba William, Byakika Mike, Rudasingwa Geofrey, Bihibingi Muzamil, Ayesigamuka Philips, Nsereko Shafic,Kivumbi Bashir, Nabadda Harriet, Mukwano Titus, Aliau Emmanuel, Lukonge Zaake, Timothy Namanya, Taabu Hassan, Balikuddembe Raymond, Natukwasa Asiat, Ssebunnya Fred, Okwir Emmanuel, Dongo Musitafa, Ronald Alonso Nuwasiima, Kizito Sulaiman, Nsimbi Hamza Olive Akullo, Kabaganda Nabukenya Naume, Kalyango Ali, Hitlar Willy,Ocan David Kizito.