BUL football club has got out of the youths football doldrums, setting off with a retreat on academy management and licensing in preparation for the Fufa Juniors League that is set to return in July of 2022.
The club management, including members of the coaching staff and Fufa instructor – Bashir Mutyaba who also serves as the youths football project manager at the federation convened at BIDCO Uganda Limited boardroom in Jinja city on Tuesday to chat a proper youth football work plan at the club going forward.
Juniors league reforms, nurturing of juvenile players, and their management was at the center of discussion, and the Eastern Giants resolved to field different age groups in this decentralized juniors competition ranging from Under 13 to 17.
“BUL FC is looking forward to becoming a model club in the country,” chief executive officer – Joseph Mutaka said.
“We are looking at promoting and nurturing our own talent because that is the baseline of the club. Therefore, we felt it wise to call upon this instructor to come and teach us on how best we can realise our objectives and goals.”
“By having such capacity building retreats, we feel we are empowering our human resource and teaching them exactly what should be done to achieve our goals. Indeed, we have not left these premises the same.“
BUL’s junior team won the title the last time this competition was played in 2019, and has seen more than seven players join the senior side since 2015, with youngsters such as Martin Aprem, Reagan Kalyowa, Owen Mukisa and Simon Peter Oketch establishing themselves as mainstays in Alex Isabirye’s team.