The raging second wave of the COVID-19 has forced the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to cancel all the Regional Leagues for the 2020-21 season.
The season had been ear marked to kick off by 20th June 2021 under stringent conditions.
FUFA confirmed the cancellation via their official Twitter handle on Friday, 11th June 2021, citing supervisory and logistical glitches.
“Due to supervisory and logistical hiccups caused by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic, FUFA has decided to cancel the FUFA Regional Leagues for 2020/2021 season.”
Plans to have decent 2021-22 preparations
The federation plans to plan afresh for the 2021-22 season as the Coronavirus pandemic is battled aggressively by all stakeholders.
“Efforts will be diverted to an early and timely kickoff of the 2021/2022 Regional League season. We urge everyone to continue and intensity efforts in the fight to stop the spread of COVID -19 in the Country. Together we can control the spread of the virus.”
FUFA runs all the third division, fourth, and fifth tier leagues under its eight regions; Northern, North East, Kampala, Buganda, Eastern, Western, Kitara, and the West Nile.
Last season (2019/2020) these leagues were abruptly halted in March 2020.