The Federation of Uganda Football Associations, Fufa has decided to end the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League season without completing the remaining three matchdays.
Like last season when Vipers was declared winners with five games remaining due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, Express FC who were leading the table with 58 points before the season was suspended has announced champions too.
URA was second on 57 points while Vipers followed by a point less.
In a statement released today evening, the country’s soccer governing body said, “The FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has on Tuesday 29th June 2021 taken the decision to end the 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League based on Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules.”
The above article states thus;
“Where the league format due to circumstances of force majeure is not played to completion the league winner shall be determined as follows.
c) 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.
d) 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.”
Express FC who were top of the table declared Champions of the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League.
Kyetume FC, MYDA FC and Kitara FC have been relegated to the StarTimes FUFA Big League.
URA FC who were second on the Uganda Premier League table at the time the lockdown was imposed will represent Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Stanbic Uganda Cup Status
The competition is at the Semifinal stage but the games will be played to conclusion before the start of the 2021/2022 new season.
FUFA Big League Playoffs
The games will be played to conclusion and determine the third team to the Uganda Premier League but depending on clearance from National Council of Sports and guidelines from the Ministry of Health guidelines about the Covid-19.
Uganda is currently under a total lockdown due to a Coronavirus surge. In his last national address on the situation of the pandemic, president Yoweri Museveni directed that a number of activities including sport be suspended for the 42 days.
This is Express FC’s first league trophy since 2012 and their seventh overall.