Covid-19: Vipers SC Declared Champions as Uganda Football Season Ends

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has declared Vipers Sports Club as the champions of the 2019/2020 Startimes Uganda Premier League (UPL) after the season was ended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before the government banned all forms of social gatherings, including sports in March, Vipers SC were leading the UPL table with 54 points from 25 matches, four points ahead of the second-placed KCCA.

The governing body on Wednesday, 20th May, declared the season over, with Vipers SC officially named as the champions in application of the 75 percent rule.

“The Fufa executive has decided to apply the 75 per cent rule and declared Vipers SC the UPL champions,” it said in a tweet.

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According to Fufa president Moses Magogo, Vipers SC will represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League while KCCA FC will take part in the CAF Confederation’s cup.

Kiboga, Kataka, Kitara and Ndejje will be involved in a playoff before the next season starts to determine the third place for sporting eligibility to apply for club licensing for the 2020/21 UPL season.

Maroons FC, Proline FC and Tooro United FC have been relegated to the Star Times Fufa Big League.

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The Fufa Women’s Cup 2020 and the District Leagues 4th and 5th Division League have been cancelled with no champion, promotion and relegation.

Uganda joins other African countries that have ended their league seasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They include Kenya, Angola, DRC Congo, Cameroon, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Liberia and Niger.

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