Yesterday , the Federation of Uganda Football Association officially issued a directive suspending all football activities that were yet in the pipeline to be resumed after a long while without anything taking place or being performed by sportsmen.
This comes at a time when the president last Sunday gave a green light to the resumption of sports activities only if they had followed the security guidelines also known as standard operating procedures, to prevent the spread of COVID 19 disease which has already claimed lives of over 60 Ugandans and 4000 cases of infection in the dear nation.
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It is on this that FUFA bases to say that as much as the president okayed the resumption of the sports activities they feel as a federation, that regulates football as a game in the country have not yet been ready to operate under the SOPs provided by the president through the guidance of the health ministry.
FUFA, therefore, puts on hold all football activities which include: training as well as matches to get guidance on how to handle the activities under the procedures prescribed by the ministry of health. FUFA also emphasizes that whichever club that goes against this directive they have issued in form of a written document, risks being sanctioned or even tougher measures being imposed on it.
Some of the presidential guidelines under which the sports activities should operate include, Prior testing of players 72 hours before the games, having games without spectators.
Meanwhile, FUFA had prescheduled the date for the official opening of Uganda Premier League for October 17th 2020 but with this new directive issued there are greater chances of rescheduling this date but let`s wait to hear it from the horse`s mouth.
In addition, the COVID 19 period also prevented the completion of the previous season of the UPL. As only 80% matches had been played and this subsequently led to the termination of the League as there were no visible signs of its completion by then and this led Vipers FC to emerge as the winners. Vipers will also represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League while KCCA FC who emerged 2nd will be playing in the CAF confederation cup.