Uganda ends domestic football league over Covid-19 crisis

Uganda Football Federation announces conclusion of domestic league because of the Covid-19 pandemic
Ugandan players pose for a photograph prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Uganda and Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian capital on July 5, 2019. (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP)

The Federation of Uganda Football Federations (FUFA) has announced that the domestic league will not resume and has been “concluded” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to an official statement, the body’s emergency executive committee reached the decision “after thorough consideration of all stakeholders’ interests and issues at hand.”

The federation applied Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules to declare Vipers FC, who led the standings with 54 points from 25 matches, 4 points ahead of KCCA, as champions with five matches remaining when the season was halted. Vipers will now represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League.

Your Friends Also Read:  Angola pulls out of 2019 COSAFA Cup

The article reads:

“Where the league format due to circumstances of force majeure fails to be completed within the season, the league winner shall be determined as follows:

  • Where at least one club has played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by TOC (Terms of Conditions) to determine the league positions.
  • Total number of points earned from the number of games played multiplied by the total number of games supposed to be played divided by the number of games played.”

Maroons FC, Proline FC and Tooro United have been relegated with UPDF and Myda FC gaining promotion to the top tier.

Your Friends Also Read:  Herve Renard hopes to torment Ivory Coast with Morrocan team

Amongst its other decisions, FUFA announced that the Women’s Super League, Regional, Juniors and district leagues have all been canceled. The federation also disclosed that it is still monitoring the situation regarding the men’s domestic cup and its decision to conclude the competition.

FUFA has supported the fight against Covid-19 in Uganda by donating 12.5 tonnes of rice to the National Taskforce. 10 tonnes of the 12.5 tonnes were given to male and female players in the top and 2nd tier Leagues.

Uganda is the latest African country to abandon plans to resume its league campaigns, which have been curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The DR Congo, Kenya, Angola and Cameroon are some of the countries that have ended their domestic campaigns.

Your Friends Also Read:  Ansu Fati: From Guinea-Bissau suburb to Barcelona's Camp Nou

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.



Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Covid-19: Kenyan researchers test efficacy of local herbal medicine

Next Article

Former world champion Manyonga in trouble for breaking SA lockdown rules

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App