Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has today confirmed a new era for the women’s league, as they have announced the new FUFA Women super league to replace the FUFA Elite league.
The facelift to the women league is in line with the newly launched ‘Take Flight Project’ in a bid by the federation to revolutionize women football.
The innovation was proposed in the first ever women symposium at the Kabira county club two weeks ago.
FUFA’s decision to introduce the new league, was announced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo during a press conference on Thursday, September 12th at the FUFA house in Mengo.
“It is another mile stone for is as FUFA, like we have always said, our vision is to become the number one football nation in Africa on and off the pitch and that can be done through development, funding, capacity building and protecting the game,”
“The executive committee passed a new strategy called Take flight and the new league format brings about competition, improves the quality of the game,” He added.
The Take Flight project has four key pillars namely; How to increase women involved in football, how to improve the women’s football league and national teams, how to create revenue generating streams for women’s football, how to increase the number of girls playing football and how the new FUFA Super League will be played.
How does the new FUFA Super league work?
The teams that finished in the top four positions of either group (Elizabeth and Victoria) will be considered to play in the FUFA Women Super League.
However, to play in the FUFA Women Super League, the aforementioned teams will be subjected to a mandatory club licensing process in the areas of sporting, legal and structure administration and infrastructure among others.
In case any of the teams fail to meet the club licensing standards, the team(s) that finished outside the top four positions in either group will be considered.
The league will be played on a three-leg basis, with home and away fixtures and the winner on aggregate between two teams over the two legs will host the third leg.
The bottom two teams in the FUFA Women Super League at the end of the season get relegated to the FUFA Women Elite League with the top two in the latter winning promotion.
The FUFA Women Elite League will still exist but with teams that finished outside the top four positions last season plus the newly promoted teams.
Teams that will play in the FUFA super league: Kampala Queens, UCU Lady Cardinals, Olila High School, Uganda Martyrs High School Lubaga, Kawempe Muslim Ladies, Lady Doves WFC, She Corporate WFC and Muteesa I Royal University
Team that will play in the FUFA Women Elite League: Ajax Queens, Asubo Gafford Ladies, She Makerere, Isra Soccer Academy, Bugiri Town View, Dynamic SS, Rinnes, Lango Queens and the 8 regional winners; Tooro Queens, Maroons, Wakiso Hills, Bunyaruguru, Paidha Women, Vision FC, Savior and Amuria