The FUFA Big League (FBL) is managed by the FUFA Competitions Committee and was launched on 6 August 6, 2009. The following clubs are eligible to play in the FBL:
Clubs that participated in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) in the previous season and were relegated.
Clubs that participated in the FBL in the previous season and were not relegated to the regional leagues
Clubs that participated in the FBL in the previous season and were not promoted to the UPL
Clubs that are promoted from the FUFA Regional Competitions through an FBL Qualification Competition
If there are more than 16 clubs in the FBL it is divided into two groups with each group being run as a league competition. However, if there are less than 17 clubs, the competition will be run as a single group league competition