Headline Sponsor Stanbic Bank has assured clubs of their prize money despite FUFA declaring the season nulll and void.
FUFA cancelled the 2019/20 season with no winner due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on sports.
The 2019/20 edition that kicked off in December with pre qualifiers, had progressed to the Round of 16 and the Quarter Finals.
“We are here to fulfil our commitment,” started Daniel Ogong, Stanbic Bank Head of Marketing and Communication.
“As a leading Bank, our mandate is to develop the economy in this country. Its from that point that we decided to sponsor the Uganda Cup because we believe that Football has a potential to employ millions of people.
“The prize money we committed, will be issued out. This prize money will go along way in supporting not only the teams but the players.”
Stanbic Bank, at the start of the season, had increased the prize money to a total of Sh132M from 120M for the final 16 clubs.
Prize Money for the Cancelled 2019/20 season will be paid out as follows:
The 6 teams that qualified for the Quarter Finals will each receive UGX 6 million:
- Proline FC
- KCCA FC
- Kyetume FC
- Light SS FC
- Kitara FC
- Kataka FC
The 6 teams that were knocked out at the Round of 16 will each receive UGX 3 million:
- Kiboga Young FC
- Dove FC
- Maroons FC
- UPDF FC
- Tooro Utd FC
- Free Stars FC
And the 4 teams that were yet to play their Round of 16 matches will share the prize money for their ties. Each will receive UGX 1.5 million:
- URA vs Wakiso Giants
- SC Villa vs Mbarara City
“We wish to extend our appreciation to Stanbic Bank for this gesture on behalf of clubs,” said FUFA CEO Edgar Watson.
“This is a critical time, there are many challenge these clubs are facing like no fans, and when Stanbic comes in, its something we have to appreciate.”
“We intend to upgrade the competition, we need this competition to be broadcasted live and give it a more organisation that it deserves. Its our intention as FUFA to put it to the best level.”