Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has declared Vipers SC as the champions of the 2019-20 Uganda Premier League.

The development comes after the local football governing body ended the season prematurely because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

With 75% of the league played, Vipers led the standings with 54 points from 25 matches, 4 points ahead of KCCA.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) applied Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules to declare Vipers as champions.

Where the league format due to circumstances of force majeure fails to be completed within the season, the league winner shall be determined as follows.

c) Where at least one club has played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by TOC (Terms of Conditions) to determine the league positions.

d) Total number of points earned from the number of games played multiplied by the total number of games supposed to be played divided by the number of games played.

Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules

Consequently, Maroons, Proline and Tooro United are all relegated to the second division, the FUFA Big League.

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By the time of the league break off, the aforementioned three clubs were bottom placed.

Promotion

In the second division, two clubs Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) FC and UPDF FC have been promoted directly since they led the topped the two groups of the second tier by the end of the first round.

Since 75% of matches had not been played in the second round, the rules are clear on the promotion, taking into consideration the first round table standings.

The third club to be promoted will be determined via a playoff before kickoff of the 2020-21 season.

The clubs set for the promotional playoff battle are Kiboga Young, Kitara, Ndejje University and Kataka.

Meanwhile, the other football leagues (Women Elite League), Regional, Juniors, Regional and district leagues have been all cancelled.

However, there is a possibility to complete the Uganda Cup after closely monitoring the situation.

David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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5 Comments

  1. This is completely unfair, at least playoffs would solve it, a team ahead with only 4points can’t just win the league, even the religation strategy was wrong

  2. Well considering that other leagues on the international scene are going ahead with completing the season I don’t see why fufa can’t sit down and do a road map to complete the season rather than just stopping at 75% what about the 25% that’s alot and really unfair to both the teams that are in a relegation dog fight and the ones that would eventually win the league

  3. Since more than 75% of the matches are done, even a single point difference would make a team a champion, stop personal interests of being selfish as some people didn’t want their teams to be relegated

  4. Rules are rules. Without them we’re nothing but savages. What’s the use of having rules if we cannot implement and respect them? I’m a KCCA fan but I’m totally behind the decision to award Vipers the title. Again, rules are rules.

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