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FUBA Weighing Three Options For 2020 NBL Season

The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association will be making a decision for the NBL to start after after the Covid19 pandemic.

The league was supposed to tip-off in March before a ban on public gatherings that was effected on March 18.

Per the document seen by this website, the Federation has said that they will have to suspend some calendar activities.

This comes after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni extended the national lockdown for more 14 days starting on May 6.

The three options are:

(a) To play a one leg round league where the top 4 teams in each division qualify for the semi-finals,

(b) A Tournament based competition where we have teams grouped in different divisions, and then the top four teams qualify for the semi-finals.

(c) If time doesn’t allow us to have the above two options by end of October 2020, then we shall be left with no option but to cancel the league. However, we shall either have a knock out tournament, which includes all teams from the different divisions, or short 3×3 tournaments to engage our players and fans with some basketball activity for the year 2020.

The Federation has revealed that the lower divisions “shall follow the same format of one leg/round since this has been the practice” if time permits.

The basketball ruling body is also optimistic that her National teams will take part in the 3X3 Africa Cup and Afrobasket Qualifiers which are STILL scheduled in November.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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