The 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League kick off has been pushed to November at a date yet to be confirmed.
The new campaign was due to kick off on October 17th but it won’t be possible as confirmed by Fufa Vice President Administration, Justus Mugisha.
Mugisha revealed this at the 7th Annual General Meeting of the FSSL at Ridar Hotel, Seeta-Mukono.
With the lockdown on sports lifted only a few days ago but with stringent measures including COVID19 tests on players 72 hours before matches and testing twice in a fortnight, Mugisha said they will engage government on help.
“Because of Covid-19, our activities were severely affected including the competitions. We are happy that President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta has blessed the partial return of sports. As FUFA, we shall continue engaging Government on the safe return including free testing if need be,” Mugisha noted.
Fufa also confirmed that player registration that had ended on September 21 has also been extended by a month.
Meanwhile, the FA also confirmed the promotional play offs for the third team to join the topflight will be played soon at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru.
Kataka, Kitara, Kiboga Young and Ndejje University will be battling to join UPDF and MYDA as the newcomers ahead of the campaign.
FUFA Big League play offs (2019-20) – Semi-finals:
Kataka Vs Kitara
Kiboga Young Vs Ndejje University
Venue: FUFA Technical Center – Njeru, Dates to be confirmed later.