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Sport All Ears Ahead of Presidential Address

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will address the nation on Sunday at 8pm to give an update on the Covid19 struggle.

The Sports Fraternity is anxiously waiting and hoping for the good news in terms of Sports Resumption.

It has been 186 days of no Sport in the country since a ban on public gatherings was effected on March 18, 2020.

Last month, President Museveni reluctantly hinted on the possibility of resumption when he tweeted that he “welcomes” the idea of sports return without fans.

A story in Daily Monitor suggests that “Sportsmen and Sportswomen can prepare to get back to action” according to what transpired in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Museveni recently affirmed that any activity that can be opened safely, with SOPs, will be opened.

It is said that Sports resumption is going to be given a greenlight BUT With no fans.

National Council of Sports recently drafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Sports Federations to follow, and has since engaged the Ministry of Education and Sports and Ministry of Health.

FUFA President Moses Magogo and Deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza together with State Minister for Sports Hamson Obua also held a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to discuss on how safe Sports can return without violating the guidelines set by the Healthy Ministry.

Low risk sports like Golf, Motorsports, Athletics etc that involve less or no contact between participants, are expected to be given greenlight first.

The Sports Calendars have been wiped out for most Federations due to Covid19 pandemic while others have remained with faint hopes of returning to action before the turn of the year.

The return to play, if given greenlight, will be music to hears for Uganda Basketball Senior Men’s team that is set to prepare for Afrobasket Qualifiers and the Uganda U17 Girls team that is set to play Cameroon.

The Uganda Premier League is tentatively set to return on October 17, 2020.

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