Fufa and UPL announced the postponement of this season’s topflight season kickoff at their general assembly on Saturday with clubs unable to meet some of the standard operating procedures issued by the President.
“We’ve been making preparations, licensing and doing everything to ensure October 17 kickoff. We’ve been negotiating with government,” said Justus Mugisha, Fufa first vice president.
“Fortunately, or unfortunately, we were allowed to play but the conditions but are not favorable for the October 17 kickoff. Therefore, in order to allow more time for negotiations and preparations, we have postponed (league resumption) by one month
The Uganda Premier League (UPL) will not sniff a whiff of the rubber ball rolling on the green grass on October 17 as scheduled, with tentative date for season opener now pushed back by a month.
Fufa, UPL and their stakeholders in the game have conceded to the reality check that President Museveni giving the green light for sports activities to resume is not enough – they themselves must meet and adhere to certain stringent health coronavirus precautions.
But they are all broke, if inability to pay for bi-monthly Covid-19 test and other requirements can condemn to such.