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