The Federation of Uganda Football Associated – FUFA has set Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11 as the tentative dates for the Uganda Premier League promotional play-offs on conditions that the teams will play without fans in the field.
The agreement was reached at on Monday during the regulator’s meeting with big league teams at new FUFA complex building in Mengo Kampala.
“The FUFA Competitions Department will release the detailed programme and exact dates for the play-offs,” read a statement published on FUFA website.
Moses Magogo, the FUFA Boss said that while football activities résumé stakeholders should ensure considering the lives of players given the prevailing COVID-19 conditions
“We are in an abnormal year but football people want to play football, but life is very important. It is not a matter of life and death. We must live tomorrow.” Magogo said.
Magogo appealed to all the stakeholders to adhere to the gov’t and health ministry set guidelines on COVID-19.
” We received Standard Operation Procedures from government and the Ministry of Health that included playing under closed doors, regular social distancing, masking and sanitizing as well as quarantine of the teams with a camping hotel after undertaking Covid-19 tests,” Magogo said.
FUFA and Big League clubs agreed to ‘cost-sharing’ terms for the COVID-19 testing costs, feeding and accommodation and medical services for all the teams during the matches.
Kitara Football Club (Hoima) will cut the lockdown ribbon against Kataka FC (Mbale) while Kiboga Young will face off Ndejje University in another playoff.
The champions at finals will join fifteen teams in the Star-times Uganda Premier League.
Additionally, Elgon and Rwenzori log leaders will determine the overall winner of the season.
Its recalled that Malaba Youth Development Association FC and UPDF FC obtained direct entry after topping their groups before the league was called off in May 2020 due to the Covid-19.