In order to maintain the brand of football in the country, safety measures are to be put in place before, during and after any match in the league.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has moved to urge and commission all Uganda Premier League clubs to employ security officers and stewards as measures of curbing wild fans.
This comes in the wake of increased ‘hooliganism’ among fans to which FUFA has termed as uncontrollable and tarnishing the beautiful image of the game.
FUFA asserts that each Uganda Premier League club should deploy one security officer and ten stewards during any domestic game.
The development comes after the climax of the safety and security workshop which was held at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole where over 30 stewards were passed out.
“The Fufa Executive Committee thus has directed that each of the 16 Clubs in the Startimes Uganda Premier League must have a minimum of ten stewards working closely with the Uganda Police Force during matches. Additionally, every club in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League must have a security officer that will coordinate security arrangements during games,” the statement reads.
The decision was raised during the 22nd FUFA Executive meeting held on Friday at the FUFA House in Kampala.