The StarTimes Ugandan Premier League side KCCA FC announced the suspension of all activities due to Coronavirus pandemic.
This comes few days after the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) had also announced the suspension of all footballing activities in the country as a measure to help stop the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus has affected many sporting activities in many countries and neighbors like Tanzania and Kenya also suspended their top-flight football at the beginning of the week.
“Following the Covid-19 that is threatening to bring global order to a halt, and in line with the safety of the lives of our staff and partners.”
“KCCA hereby suspends all activities in line with directives issued by H.E The President of Uganda and Fufa,” they posted on their official website.
They aim to resume work after one month if the Coronavirus situation in the country stabilizes.
“This suspension is effective 20th March 2020 until 20th April 2020 subject to prevailing conditions and any further directives.”
They, therefore, urged Ugandans to follow the guidelines set by the ministry of health in order to stay safe from the pandemic.
“In such uncommon situations, it’s the club’s aim to ensure that the health and safety of all is our foremost priority.”
“We, therefore, urge the public to keep safe and follow the stipulated guidelines by the Ministry of Health on how to avoid the pandemic and we pledge to support all initiatives within our control,” the statement further reads.
The break comes when KCCA FC is second on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League log with 50 points, four below table leaders Vipers SC who are on 54 points.