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Aisha Nalule On Plans For Big League Kickoff

The 2020/21 FUFA Big League kickoff dates remain unknown, even by the governing body if we are to go with Competitions Director Hajjat Aisha Nalule.

Big League, second tier of Uganda football league system, was tentatively set to kickoff on October 29 after a meeting between Club stakeholders and FUFA on June 12.

The kickoff date, has been postponed to a later date.

Meanwhile, the Uganda Premier League kickoff is set for December 3, 2020.

Nalule, in an interview with The-SportsNation, says that FUFA wants to use the UPL to gauge how they will go about the Big League.

“The Preparations for Big League this season are already in place,” Nalule said.

“We are waiting to see how things in UPL unfold. You know there are lots of restrictions due to Covid19 pandemic, including playing behind closed doors among others.

“The success of UPL will determine the Big League kickoff. I cannot estimate when we will kickoff the Big League, but UPL opening days will give us a clear picture.”

FUFA Big League game at Lugogo. Courtesy

One of the biggest block facing competition restart include lack of funds for Covid19 tests of players.

Luwero United (Buganda Region), Gaddafi (Eastern Region), Terrazo and Tiles (Western Region) and Calvary (West Nile Region) qualified from Regional League to FUFA Big League for the 2020/21 season.

Maroons, Tooro United and Proline FC were relegated from UPL to Big League.

Over 20 stadiums are eligible to host Big League games – Level two, level three and level four – after a recent FUFA Stadium Inspection report.


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