Fifa equips Fufa clubs in ICT skills

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Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) in conjunction with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) have organised a two days’ workshop on FIFA Connect Platform at Ivys Hotel in Kampala.

The workshop started on Monday 15th and will climax on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

FIFA Instructor Elizabeth Eastman is the programmes Coordinator for this two days training mission with participants from FUFA, Clubs and Regional Football Associations.

In his opening remarks, FUFA Deputy CEO, Humphrey Mandu, commended FIFA for choosing Uganda among the first African Member Associations to extend this ICT based solution on stakeholders’ registration.

“As FUFA, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to FIFA for choosing Uganda as one of the few beneficiaries of the ICT based solution on stakeholders’ registration.”

He further expressed FUFA’s commitment to ensure proper exploitation of this FIFA system that will benefit clubs in near future in terms of claim for ‘Solidarity Contribution and Training Compensation’ to clubs where players are registered for the case where transfers with payments are involved.

FUFA Competitions Director Ali Mwebe told www.fufa.co.ug that after this workshop, FUFA will extend the training programme to equip clubs and FUFA Regions with knowledge of how to use the new FIFA system replacing the old E-license plus system for registration.

Ali further confirmed that come July 1st 2017 when registration for new season 2017/18 opens, FUFA Football Connect (the local version of this international platform) shall be deployed and used.

Some of the participants

ABOUT FIFA CONNECT:

FIFA introduced a new stakeholder registration platform called the FIFA Connect for its member associations to adopt and implement in registering their stakeholders.  Uganda/FUFA was selected by FIFA among 10 CAF Member Associations in Cluster 1 of all the CAF Member Associations.

FIFA took a fundamental step towards the implementation of a pioneering global football stakeholder registration programme that will gather data from every corner of the footballing world. FIFA Connect, the first ever initiative aimed at integrating football data from bottom to top.

Connect is aimed at setting up a worldwide football registration programme to help organise stakeholders around the world.

The goals of the programme include the systematic registration of players and other stakeholders, the establishment of information systems standards for the exchange of data between member associations, and the promotion of a more fact-based management of football development activities following a global standard.

WHAT THE PLATFORM OFFERS?

Registration

  • Football Clubs at all levels i.e. 1st Division, 2nd Division, Regional Leagues, Beach Soccer, Women Football, Youth Leagues, Schools and organized social teams will be able to register their following in the systems
  • Players (both amateurs and professionals )
  • Venues/ stadia and grounds
  • Team Officials (Coaches, Team Doctor, Team Manager, Physiotherapists)
  • Club Officials (Chairman, General Secretary, Chief Executives, Administrators etc.)