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Key Executive decisions on 2019/2020 FUFA Competitions

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Address by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo

STATUS OF FOOTBALL COMPETITIONS 2019/2020 SEASON

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted everyday activities around the world and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Government of Uganda (GOU) as well instituted measures to contain its spread and also treat the infected which include, among others, a total lockdown on some human activities including football.

Consequently, FUFA suspended all football activities in order for the football family to comply with Government directives and the Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to implement them.

L-R: FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, CEO Edgar Watson, Justus Mugisha (1st Vice President) and Darius Mugoye (Second Vice President) at FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala on Wednesday, 20th May 2020 moments before the press conference

The football season 2019/2020 was set to end on 30th June 2020 by which date all leagues and competitions should have been concluded.

FUFA’s plan was to take a firm decision and give direction on the matter if by 31st May 2020 the lock-down on football activities is still in place.

The Ministry of Education and Sports had earlier guided that sports activities shall only resume after the pandemic is fully under control and declared so by the Ministry of Health.

As you are all aware, the lockdown on sports activities is still in place until Tuesday 9th June 2020 as directed by His Excellence the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his latest address to the nation on the pandemic.

After thorough consideration of all stakeholders’ interests and issues at hand the FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has decided as follows:

  1. All leagues for the season 2019/2020 are deemed concluded under Article 18 of the FUFA Competitions Rules (FCR) with particular guidance on play offs where applicable
  2. The professional men’s players’ primary transfer window shall commence on 1st July 2020 and end on 23rd September 2020 as earlier communicated
  3. The commencement of the season 2020/2021 shall be announced in due course in line with the guidelines from the Government of Uganda and MoH on the lockdown on sports activities.

The specific details for each league/competition are as stated below.

Vipers Sports Club
  1. FUFA First Division League – The Star Times Uganda Premier League

All teams having played 25 of their 30 fixtures, 200 out of 240 matches (83.33%) Article 18(c) of the FCR is applied and the table standings adjusted accordingly.

Consequently Vipers Sports Club is hereby declared League Champion for the season 2019/2020 while Maroons Football Club, Proline Football Club and Tooro United Football Club sportingly qualify for the 2nd Division for the season 2020/2021 respectively.

StarTimes FUFA Big League

2-FUFA Second Division League – The Star Times FUFA Big League

At least one club (Nyamityobora Football Club) having played 12 out of 16 matches (75%) Article 18(c) of the FCR is applied and the table standings adjusted accordingly.

Consequently, UPDF Football Club (Rwenzori) and MYDA Football Club (Elgon) sportingly qualify for the 1st division season 2020/2021 while Kansai Plascon Football Club, New Villa Football Club, Dove Football Club (Rwenzori) and Saviours Football Club, Light Secondary School Football Club, Katwe United Football Club (Elgon) sportingly qualify for their respective regional leagues for the season 2020/2021.

The play-offs Kitara FC v Kataka FC and Kiboga Young FC v Ndejje University FC to determine the 3rd team that sportingly qualify to the 1st division season 2020/2021 shall be played before the kick-off of the season 2020/2021.

Stanbic Uganda Cup Logo

3-The Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup

The Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup 2019/2020 was remaining with 2 matches at the round of 16 and the rest of the competition (11 matches).

FUFA will continue monitoring the situation with the desire to conclude the competition.

CAF Competitions

However, for effective planning and Pursuant to the FCR Article 16(6) the Executive Committee has nominated Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club for the CAF Confederations Cup 2021.

She Coprporate Defender Bridget Nabisalu (M) challenging UCU Player in FUFA Women Super League match

4-FUFA Women Super League

Only the 1st round out of 3 rounds had been played. Pursuant to the FCR Article 18(a) the FUFA Women Super league season 2019/2020 is hereby declared null and void.

All disciplinary decisions taken during the period the league was played remain applicable.

To put the record clear, Muteesa University Women Football Club remains relegated to the respective FUFA Women Regional League.

UCU Lady Cardinal playeers Celebrating lifting the 2018/2019 FUFA Women Elite League

5-FUFA Women Elite League

All the teams had completed the first round but no club had played 75% of their season fixtures of the FUFA Women Elite League season 2019/2020 therefore the 1st round table standings are considered final as per FCR Article 18(b).

The final table standings for Victoria Group and Elizabeth Group for 2019/2020 are accordingly adjusted.

Consequently, Isra Soccer Academy Women Football Club (Victoria) and Makerere University Women Football Club (Elizabeth) sportingly qualify to the FUFA Women Super League season 2020/2021.

The play-offs (Asubo Gafford WFC v Tooro Queens WFC) to determine the 3rd team that sportingly qualify to the FUFA Women Super League season 2020/2021 shall be played before the kick-off of the season 2020/2021.

6-FUFA Third Division Leagues – The FUFA Regional Leagues

  • Buganda FUFA Regional League

At least one club (Buikwe Red Stars Football Club) having played 15 out of 20 matches (75%) the FCR Article 18(c) is applied and the table standings adjusted accordingly.

Consequently, final play off is Luweero United Football Club (Ssezibwa) v Buwambo United Football Club (Katonga).

  • Eastern FUFA Regional League

The first round was completed but played below 75%, therefore, the first round table standing is final under the FCR Article 18(b).

Consequently, final play off is Admin Football Club (Bukedi) v Gadafi Football Club (Nile).

  • Kampala FUFA Regional League

The first round was completed but played below 75%, therefore, the first round table standing is final under the FCR Article 18(b).

Consequently, final play off is Edgars Football Club (Cobra) v CATDA Football Club (Scorpion).

  • Kitara FUFA Regional League

The first round was completed but played below 75%, therefore, the first round table standing is final under the FCR Article 18(b).

Consequently, final play off is Asingya Football Club (Edward) v Booma Football Club (Albert).

  • North East FUFA Regional League

The first round was completed but played below 75%, therefore, the first round table standing is final under the FCR Article 18(b).

Consequently, final play off is Sansiro Football Club (Bisina) v Team Church Football Club (Kyoga).

  • Northern FUFA Regional League

Several clubs played 12 out of 16 matches (75%) and therefore the FCR Article 18(c) is applied and the table standings adjusted accordingly.

Consequently, final play off is Northern Gateway Football Club (Group A) v Young Elephants Football Club (Group B).

  • Western FUFA Regional League

Several clubs played 17 out of 20 matches (more 75%) and therefore the FCR Article 18(c) is applied and the table standings adjusted accordingly.

Consequently, final play off is Terrazo and Tiles Football Club (Ankole) v Kigezi Football Club (Kigezi).

  • West Nile FUFA Regional League

The first round was completed but played below 75%, therefore, the first round table standing is final under the FCR Article 18(b).

Consequently, final play off is Hot Springs Football Club (Nyagak) v Calvary Football Club (Nile).

7-FUFA Fourth and Fifth Division District Leagues

The respective FUFA District Football Association 4th and 5th division leagues for the season 2019/2020 are hereby declared null and void.

All disciplinary decisions taken during the period the league was played remain applicable.

8-FUFA Women’s Cup

There are 15 matches from the round of 16 to be played in the FUFA Womens Cup 2019/2020.

Under the current circumstances where no further football activity is forthcoming, the FUFA Women’s Uganda Cup 2019/2020 is hereby declared null and void.

9-FUFA Juniors’ League

The FUFA Juniors’ League for the season 2019/2020 is hereby declared null and void.

All disciplinary decisions taken during the period the league was played remain applicable.

10-FUFA Women Regional Leagues

Further guidance will be given in due course.

 

11-Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Competitions

Pursuant to the FCR Article 18(a) the Uganda Beach Soccer season 2019/2020 is hereby declared null and void.

12-Futsal Association of Uganda (FAU) Competitions

The Executive Committee will take a decision as soon as communication is received from the leadership of the FAU.

FUFA wishes to call upon all football stakeholders to continue to respect and adhere to the Government directives and Ministry Of Health standard operating procedures so that we all survive the COVID-19 pandemic in a good state of health.

Stay safe, stay at home!

It is Our Game, It is Our Country.

 

 

 

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