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FUFA Sets Tentative Dates For UPL Kickoff Next Season

Federation of Uganda Football Association has revealed the tentative dates for the kickoff of the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League.

The league is expected to start on October 17, 2020.

“We have agreed to tentatively target the month of October as to when the new season will begin,” FUFA Boss Moses Magogo said.

“It is our responsibility to guide whatever anything else, we have to look at so many factors but we hopefully think that by that time, football will be allowed to be played either in different conditions or may be by that time we shall have been able to fulfill some of the Standard Operations procedure for football to be able to be back.”

The 2019/20 season was ended prematurely due to Covid19 pandemic.

Consequently, Vipers were declared Champions while Maroons, Tooro United and Proline FC were relegated.

MYDA FC and UPDF FC were sportingly promoted from the Big League in the initial decision but a recent petition by Ndejje University FC has put UPDF FC’s position in doubt.

Kitara FC, Kataka, Kiboga Young and Ndejje are pitted in the playoffs to fight for the remaining spot, according to the earlier decision.

The FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza said that the dates have been set tentatively if the Covid19 pandemic situation improves and football activities are allowed to resume again.

The licensing process will be held between June 22 and September 10.

Decolas added that there will also be needs assessment for each of the club in preparation for club pro agenda for the upcoming season.

All these decisions were communicated during a FUFA – UPL club consultative meeting held on Wednesday in Mengo.

The meeting is expected to reconvene on Thursday, June 18th next week to “consider among others competition reforms that were part of the agenda that couldn’t be discussed.”

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