Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has introduced the U-17 Juniors League for the Premier League clubs.
Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA president, disclosed they have engaged a full time staff to oversee the project.
“We have employed a full-time staff to manage this project,” Magogo said.
To facilitate a smooth take-off of the league which is partly funded by FIFA, the world’s soccer governing body, FUFA will among others pay coaches, transport the teams and provide basic useable kits.
And to curb the age cheating menace, FUFA will cater for the MRI test, “We pay for the expensive MRI test for each player to help ascertain their ages.”
“We have trained U17 referees who will officiate the games and we will pay them.
“This is one of the many technical programs introduced in the last three years. I am proud we are securing Uganda’s football future,” Magogo added.
He further revealed the national U17 is scheduled for a four nation tournament in Tanzania early April 2017.
Uganda’s topflight, the Azam Ugandan Premier League consists 16-teams.