The 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season will NOT return on May 5 as initially set because of the spread of Covid19 pandemic.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has on Tuesday announced an extension of the country’s lockdown for a period of 21 days.
“Government has decided to keep the lockdown for more 21 days to allow us to study the situation longer,” Museveni said during an address at Nakasero
The country has had 54 of the 5664 people tested positive.
The lockdown has been sustained until to May 5, 2020, which was coincidentally the set date for the league’s return, per UPL fixture.
If this comes to pass, it’s expected that teams are given a week or two to prepare before kickoff.
It remains uncertain whether the league will have a natural ending.
UPL top five after 25 games:
- Vipers – 54
- KCCA – 50
- Villa – 46
- Busoga – 42
- URA FC – 40
Football in Belarus, Nicaragua and Tajikistan is still being played. The women’s championship in Taiwan kicked off on Sunday.