The Federation Of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA )Executive decided to apply the75% rule and declared Vipers Sports Club the Uganda Premier League Champions for the 2019/2020 season. The decision was announced by the FUFA president Engineer Moses Magogo yesterday a press briefing held at the headquarters.
The 75% rule is applied to situations where the league is interrupted and cannot continue to completion due to unavoidable circumstances like wars and natural disasters which is the case for this where Coronavirus has devastated the world with the spread of the virus stopping most sporting activities throughout the world.
Many of the top European leagues were also halted with some cancelled and their rules applied to determine Champions like in the case of the Dutch league where Ajax were declared Champions, while others will resume in June should the situation get better just like with the Bundesliga in Germany which resumed last weekend under closed doors.
So what does this decision mean For The Uganda Premier League, the rest of the teams and other leagues in the country?
1-That, the 75% rule is applied since at least one club has played 75% of the matches meaning Vipers are the new Champions while KCCA who are defending champions now finishes second.
Maroons SC, Proline SC and Tooro United SC have been technically relegated and are sportingly eligible to apply for club licensing for the 2020/21 FUFA Big League Club License.
2-The same 75% shall also be applied for the FUFA Big League which is the second tier league meaning MYDA FC and UPDF will automatically get promotion to the UPL, while Kiboga, Kitara and Ndejje will playoff before the next season starts to determine the third place for sporting eligibility to apply for club licensing for the 2020/21 UPL Club License.
Uganda Cup – Situation still being monitored
FUFA Women Super League – Cancelled
FUFA Women Elite League – First Round Table to be considered
Regional Leagues – First Round Table to be considered
District Leagues – 4th and 5th Division Leagues cancelled
FUFA Women Cup – Cancelled
FUFA Juniors League – Cancelled