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New Uganda Premier League season to kick off in October

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 15th June 2020 06:34 PM

Despite the differences between FUFA and some topflight clubs, the local soccer governing body has gone ahead to set October 17 as a tentative date for when the 2020/2021 season will kickoff.

New Uganda Premier League season to kick off in October

Vipers are the defending league champions. File Photo

Despite the differences between FUFA and some topflight clubs, the local soccer governing body has gone ahead to set October 17 as a tentative date for when the 2020/2021 season will kickoff.

Last Wednesday, FUFA met representatives of KCCA, Vipers, SC Villa, Police, URA, and newly promoted MYDA at Mengo ahead of the new season. However, Mbarara City, Bright Stars, Express, BUL, Onduparaka, Kyetume, Wakiso Giants, and Busoga United did not appear for the meeting claiming FUFA was not ready to address the most pressing issue.

In some of the issues, the clubs wanted FUFA to discuss included the ending of the league prematurely without consulting them, and why FUFA has failed to support them financially yet they receive a lot of money.

The other issue the clubs want FUFA to address is under what criteria was KCCA FC selected to represent Uganda in next season's CAF Confederation Cup yet the Uganda Cup had was not concluded.

"As FUFA, we have agreed tentatively to set the month of October to start next season. It is tentative because we have to look at a lot of factors, but we hope that by that time football will be allowed to be played. They might be different conditions set to enable us to fulfill some of the standard operating procedures for football to be able to be played again," stated Magogo.

"Now we have to agree in principle how we are going to run the licencing schedule from the previous seasons."

However, FUFA didn't reveal when the 2019/2020 Stanbic Uganda Cup will resume.

They also didn't state when the playoffs of the 2019/2020 FUFA Big League will be played to have a third team that qualifies to the topflight next season.

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