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Looming Lockdown Casts Big Shadow On Sports Resumption

There has been an increase in Covid19 cases in Uganda in the recent weeks which may force the Government to impose a second lockdown.

On Sunday, Police FC Chairman AIGP Asan Kasingye tested positive for Covid-19.

Kasingye who doubles as the chief political commissar of Uganda Police confirmed his result in a tweet on Sunday.

There were 318 new cases announced on Saturday, the biggest Uganda has ever recorded in a day.

Per the Ministry of Health, there are 2263 cases and 20 fatalities, with the figures predicted to grow more worse, another lockdown looks inevitable.

Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi, last week, gave the public a big warning saying that a recommendation will be made to the President to lockdown again if the public fails to cooperate.

Sports On Wait

Uganda’s thirst for Sports Resumption has been on since the ban on public gatherings was effected in March.

Earlier this Month, President Museveni gave a cagey hint via his Twitter when he said that he may consider the idea of sports without audiences that have been tried in other countries of Europe.

The Uganda Premier League is expected to kickoff on October 17, 2020, possibly without fans. The previous edition was brought to a premature end.

There is AFCON Qualifiers which are set to resume on November 9-17 2020 with Uganda Cranes set to face South Sudan in a double header.

The Women U17 National team has to face Cameroon in World Cup Qualifiers while the Men’s Basketball team the Silverbacks has Afrobasket Qualifiers in November.

Sports Return has been in advanced stages following recent meetings between Sports Bodies and the government.

Recently, the National Council Of Sports (NCS) released final revised Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed when Sports return.

This was all based on the view that the current restrictions will be lifted in phases, which is set to receive a major set back.

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