Fufa suspends upl after Museveni’s directives

At the moment, Express FC lead the table with 58 points followed by URA and Vipers on 57 and 56 respectively.

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Will Fufa declare Express FC winners of the 2020/21 season having played more than 75% of the league games? IMAGE RIGHTS Express FC/Aminah Babirye.

Owing to president Museveni’s address to the nation on June 18, 2021 in which he issued fresh guidelines on how to control the spread of covid-19, Fufa has suspended league matches.

In his speech, Mr Museveni directed that, all sporting activities be suspended for 42 days.

In response, the football governing body has put on hold all Uganda Premier League games that were supposed to be played on Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

“Following H.E. President of the Republic of Uganda address to the Nation on Friday 18th June 2021 on the COVID-19 pandemic, new directives were issued.

FUFA wishes to announce that all Star Times UPL matches scheduled for Saturday 19th June 2021 and Sunday 20th June 2021 have been postponed.

FUFA will give further guidance on the remaining match days in the near future,” Fufa Saturday morning said.

At the moment, Express FC lead the table with 58 points followed by URA and Vipers on 57 and 56 respectively.

After similar directives by the president when Covid-19 broke up in 2020, Fufa ended the league prematurely and Vipers, the table leaders then, were declared champions despite having five games left to play.

In their statutes, the federation is allowed to declare that a team has won the league as long as it is in the lead after 75% of the matches have been completed.

With the Red Eagles sitting top after 26(some have played 27) out of the 30 games have been played, it’s left to be seen whether or not Fufa will use the same rule and announce them (Express) winners for the first time since the 2011/12 season.

KAMPALA BUSINESS RADIO