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UPL: 2020/21 Kickoff Dates Postponed

Uganda Premier League kickoff dates for the 2020/21 season have been pushed to a later date in future.

This, has been confirmed by FUFA Vice President Justus Mugisha in an ongoing FUFA Super League Annual General Meeting in Mukono.

The League start dates were tentatively set on October 17, 2020, however, Mugisha has stated that this has been pushed for another month due to the new restrictions on Sports Resumption.

Mugisha, in his remarks, has stated that FUFA is going to engage government to have free Covid19 testing for players.

Justus Mugisha. UPL photo

The new regulations on Sports Resumption issued out by President Museveni, requires testing players for Covid19 72 hours before the match and every after 14 days.

The President also highlighted that teams should quarantine players for the whole season in case of a tournament!

With the Covid19 test for an individual costing sh240500, Clubs will fork out around Sh7m for each round of tests.

Mugisha has also stated that FUFA has extended the player registration exercise for another month – The window had closed on September 21, 2020.

The 2019 UPL season was prematurely brought to an end due to Covid19 pandemic and Vipers were declared champions.

MYDA and UPDF FC were sportingly promoted to the too tier but a third team is yet to be confirmed with dates for playoffs yet to be set.

However, Mugisha has said that the playoffs will be played at FUFA Technical centre in Njeru.

Kitara, Kataka, Kiboga Young (Mbale Heroes) and Ndejje will fight for the playoff spot.

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