Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has postponed the Regional Leagues across the country, its official.
The Regional Leagues are third tiers in Uganda Football League system with the top teams fighting for a place in FUFA Big League.
The development has been reached due to high rise of Covid19 cases in the country.
“As you are all aware according to statistics from the Ministry of Health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda,” reads a letter from FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kizza.
“Therefore, in order to ensure the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff, and all stakeholders, the FUFA Regional Leagues anticipated for kick off in the near future are hereby postponed until further notice.”
The Federation has advised Clubs and all stakeholders to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccination is taken.
The move comes just few days to start of some leagues including that of Kampala Regional League whose kickoff was pushed to Saturday from last Monday.
The postponement comes as a huge blow for most clubs who have been preparing since last year.
Whether FUFA considers taking the Regional League to one venue like Njeru as it has been the case for Women Leagues, remains to be seen.