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University Football League remains a raw deal since inception
University Football League

University Football League remains a raw deal since inception

The College Footbal League prepares the gamers for recent challenges forward as many of those gamers have been poached by FUFA Large League entities (second division golf equipment),.

Uganda Premier League golf equipment (first division), U-23 nationwide groups and the senior nationwide groups. This league has additionally ready referees, directors, coaches, media personnel and others.

Umar Bulega is a soccer coach-cum-scout who diligently served the attractive recreation and shone with the Makerere College Soccer staff as an finally proficient playmaker.

Bulega is among the many lots of of 1000’s of footballers who performed college soccer and was extra-ordinarily excellent.

He later featured at Uganda Police Soccer Membership and Baza Holdings with profitable skilled stints in Kenya, Rwanda, and Seychelles (Anse ‘Re union) amongst others.

Upon retirement, he made the choice to pay again handsomely to soccer by figuring out and grooming particular soccer abilities.

Giving again as a coach and scout to the youthful technology is one of the best reward one can supply within the sporting enterprise.

Biblically, the ability to provide is mightier than to obtain (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). The giver is accorded extra blessings than the recipient.

A number of a long time in the past, the thought of the College Soccer League (UFL) was mooted beneath the then Nationwide College Sports activities Federation of Uganda (NUSFU) that’s later now rebranded to the Affiliation of Uganda College Sports activities (AUUS).

Over time, sponsors have developed occasionally from Nationwide Council of Sports activities (NCS), Coca-Cola, MTN Uganda, Uganda Telecom, and Airtel to now Pepsi and Nivana water.

From universities reminiscent of Makerere, Makerere College Enterprise Faculty (MUBS), Nkumba, Mbarara College of Science and Know-how (MUST), Kyambogo, Uganda Christian College (UCU), Islamic College In Uganda (IUIU), Kampala College (KU), Kampala Worldwide College (KIU), Uganda Martyrs College, Nkozi, and Ndejje, wings have been unfold to Bugema, Busitema, Kabale, Gulu, YMCA, Victoria College, Bishop Stuart and recently Muni within the West Nile area.

Over time, sponsors have developed owing to the phrases and situations by way of a vis the prevailing financial local weather.

Within the Nineties this league was supported by the person college earlier than telecommunication gurus MTN Uganda and Uganda Telecom took over within the 2000s.

The 12 months 2012 witnessed the Pepsi College Soccer League birthed by Purple Rhino in shut affiliation with the physique liable for sports activities in universities, the Affiliation of Uganda College Sports activities (AUUS).

Except for the 2 years marred by the COVID-19 pandemic (2020 and 2021), the Pepsi College Soccer League has been held.

This league has completed and is envisaged as a viable platform to arrange the varied college groups for the principle nationwide, regional (East Africa), continental (FASU), and worldwide college video games.

In the identical vein, the league prepares the gamers for recent challenges forward as many of those gamers have been poached by FUFA Large League entities (second division golf equipment), Uganda Premier League golf equipment (first division), U-23 nationwide groups, and the senior nationwide groups.

Distinctive abilities reminiscent of William Nkemba, Edgar Watson, Timothy Batabaire, Godfrey Mugisha, goalkeeper Posnet Omony, Daniel Walusimbi, Bruno Olobo, Andrew Lubogo, and Eric Kamya, to the present technology of crops like Yasser Mugerwa, Nicholas Kabonge, Emmanuel Alex Wasswa, Ibrahim Kasule, Titus Ssematimba, Ashaba Racmac, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Martin Sseruwagi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Joshua Letti Lubwama, Fred Present, Solomon Walusimbi, Moses Aliro Okabo, Roch Somoka, Derrick Emmanuel Had been, Hannington Ssebwalunyo and Ronald Mutebi (goalkeepers), Faisal Muwawu and others have been produced.

Many have since retired and develop into fantastic industrious directors as Hilary Kimbugwe (MUBS), Willy Edong (Makerere College), Juma Kato (MUBS), Chris Kimuli and Joseph Muyiira (Nkumba), Paul Yiga (Bugema), Nasur Nandala (IUIU) and others.

Different personalities have returned to pay again the sport instantly as coaches as Harunah Kebba, Mubarak Wamboya (each IUIU), Vincent “Titi-Camara Field to Field” Tumusiime (Kampala College), Nimrod Kintu (Bugema, Kyambogo, and MUBS), Godfrey Tamale (Kyambogo), Pius Ngabo, John Ayala Luyinda, Patrick Ntege Kaweesa (MUBS) and Geoffrey Akabwai (KIU), Umar Bulega (Makerere College), Jessy Lukoki (MUBS), Mike Mutebi, Sam Ssimbwa, Moses Lukyamuzi, Robert Kakanga, Isa Assimwe, Emmanuel Amagu (Nkumba), till infinity the place the record grows.

These new rising crop of coaches who beforehand served as gamers are undoubtedly becoming a member of the coaches who’ve served on this main function together with the likes of Raymond Komakech, Charles Ayiekoh Lukula, Sulaiman Bbosa, Eric Kisuze, Nimrod Kintu, Davis Nnono Ssozi, Meddie Nyanzi, and others.

These have been instantly employed by the respective universities and earn wages plus salaries to make ends meet.

The top coaches are joined by assistants, goalkeeping coaches, trainers, statisticians, scouts, brokers, media officers, and different helpers.

Due to the standard (Tv, Newspapers, Radios) and new media shops (social media), the league is now highly regarded among the many college communities and different youth considering soccer.

Stay protection on Tv by way of the Imaginative and prescient Group shops has added gusto and much-called-for hype to this league on high of recent media platforms reminiscent of Fb, Twitter, YouTube, My Area, Whats App, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tik-Tok, and others.

Particular person universities have additionally optimally utilized the league to promote and construct their manufacturers.

It has managed to lure sponsors on board as Uganda Telecom Restricted (UTL), MTN Uganda, Nile Breweries Restricted, Airtel Uganda, SSL Logistics, Pepsi, Nivana, and others.

Bar the gray patches as crowd bother, use of illegitimate and over-aged college students by some universities, and restricted funds from the colleges, the league will stay heading in the right direction with the power to develop additional and serve the meant functions at hand.

This league has given likelihood to proficient footballers to get bursaries and thus a much-desired college schooling.

College soccer stays a uncooked deal to sports activities growth on this nation, identical to the remainder of the sporting disciplines.



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