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FUFA suspends League Fixtures as 42 days ban on sporting activities starts

URA Fc's Ojera Joackiam (L) dribbles past KCCA’s Gift Ali in the first round match that ended 1-1 at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced that the remaining fixtures for the 2020/2021 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season are suspended until further notice.

The announcement comes just hours after President Museveni banned all sporting activities for the next 42 days in his Friday address on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

“Fufa wishes to announce that all StarTimes UPL matches scheduled for Saturday 19th June 2021 and Sunday 20th June 2021 have been postponed,” FUFA tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

“Fufa will give further guidance on the remaining match days in the near future,” the statement added.

It should be remembered that last season was prematurely ended in the same scenario where FUFA applied the 75 percent rule to declare Vipers Sports Club the league champions with five rounds of matches left to play.

In case the current health situation persists, Express will be declared UPL winners for the seventh time.

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The Red Eagles are currently top of the 16-team log with 58 points from 26 games. With four games remaining to climax the regular season, they could be declared champions since 75% of the season has been completed.

URA FC sits in the second position on 57 points while title holders Vipers SC are third placed on 56 points.


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