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Don’t Cancel Season – URA FC Players Plead

URA FC have understandably asked the concerned to let the league have a sporting end.

The Uganda Premier League was postponed indefinitely due to a recent surge in Covid19 in the country.

The Tax Collectors (57) were second at the time, just a point behind leaders Express FC (58) after 26 games.

URA FC’s remaining four games are Busoga United (A), Kitara (H), Wakiso Giants (H) and MYDA (H).

Last season, the league was ended in similar circumstances with leaders then, Vipers SC, declared champions for the 2019/20 season.

Per last season’s precedence, FUFA is set to award the title to Express FC is the situation fails to return to normal in the near future.

Goalkeeper Hanington SsebwalunyoIn these remaining four matches, there is a very great possibility of change of positions with varying results from each game. We know the pandemic is here, but unlike last season when the virus was new to us, we have now found means to get over it. We are all vaccinated. Every player and any other participant be it a coach or other officials have to test negative as required by FUFA to be able to participate.

Defender Benjamin Nyakoojo Even two weeks are just appropriate for us to complete the league. It would be sportingly unjust to cancel the league in which all the top three competitors can claim the title,” URA FC defender Benjamin Nyakoojo is quoted by the club. I can not imagine the league being cancelled now, it makes me sick. It will be very demoralizing to the players. We have put in a lot of effort that can only be repaid with a chance to clinch or lose the title sportingly.

Striker Cromwell Rwothomio I believe FUFA can utilize so many ways to complete the league. The players can camp in Njeru to avoid transmission like it was with other tournaments that were successfully played there.

From a recent FUFA Circular 1141, the league will resume after obtaining necessary clearance from Government.

(Quotes courtesy of Club Website)


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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