FUFA President, Engil Moses Magogo made the remarks after a special committee headed by Dr Bernard Patric Ogwel had finished its assignment of examining the country’s premier league clubs legal documents.
The committee among others was studying the clubs paper work to see if they had fulfilled all recommendations in accordance with Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) and Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) agenda.
Magogo warned that all clubs that will not abide by the decree that there will be sanctions such as being barred from taking part in all competitions organised by the local soccer governing body.
“Club licensing is not a formality nor a punishment but an obligation and failure to fifil the requirements may lead to the denial of a licence to feature in the FUFA competitions,”Magogo was quoted by FUFA official website as saying.
He further said the move is part of the local, continental and international governing soccer governing bodies’ agenda to ensure that all major soccer league clubs across the globe should be run as professional entities where players will be put on legally binding contracts.
“This is another level to football professionalization in the country, club licensing brings out a true picture of professionalization,” he added.
According to the Uganda FA website a total of five clubs have met all the licensing requirements while ten are remaining with minor requirements to be fully licensed.
The five clubs that have accomplished the task are; Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club, Vipers Football Club and Bidco Uganda Limited Football Club.