The cat is finally out of the bag, Vipers Sports Club are set to be crowned Uganda Premier League champions after the 2019/2020 season was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement was made by FUFA president Moses Magogo on Wednesday May 20th, 2020 at FUFA House,Mengo.
www.westnilesports.com understands that a decision was reached after thorough consultations with various stakeholders in the game.
He noted in his speech that,
“Uganda Premier League will declare Vipers Champions after applying the 75% rules following the FUFA competition rules Article 18 (II)”.
The 75% Rule states;
“………..Where at least one club has played 75% of the games, 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”.
The league had hit the 83% mark by the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020.
FUFA and UPL’s position on the league has been long overdue with many stakeholders asking for the way forward.
The league cancellation means Vipers will win their fourth league title while Maroons, Proline and Tooro United will be relegated.
In the second tier, (FUFA Big League), Myda FC and UPDF have been promoted to the top tier while Kiboga, Kataka, Kitara and Ndejje will tussle it out in a playoff to determine the third team.
In the Regional League, the first-round table is going to be considered, group top teams for playoff and Pre-FUFA Big League Knockout playoff to be played. District level will neither get a champion nor relegation.
The FUFA Women Cup and FUFA Juniors League have been cancelled, FUFA Women Super League is also cancelled without a champion nor relegation.
Uganda Cup is being monitored while expecting remaining rounds of matches to be played before next season.
In the FUFA Women Elite League, the first round table will be considered, meaning that Isra Soccer Academy and Makerere University Sportingly are promoted to the FUFA Women Super League for the 2020/2021 season.
Consequence on Westnile sides
This means that Onduparaka Fc finishes on the 8th position and only qualifies to take part in the 2020/2021 Pilsener Super 8 Tournament.
On the other hand, Big League sides Aziz Damani All Star Doves and Paidha Black Angels will have another season in the second tier having not made it into the to 5 positions to qualify for the play offs.Bottom of Form