Moses Hashim Magogo still optimistic of season completion

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) president Moses Hashim Magogo claims that the federation will try its level best to finish the 2019/2020 season.

The current season of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League was suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.

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By the time of suspension, the clubs had played 25 games with five games remaining to the end of the season.

“With that uncertainty, Fufa and the top-flight remain in a state of bother on the status of the national league completion and pre-season activities, factoring in mind that the 2020/21 season is also beckoning in September,” Moses Hashim Magogo was quoted saying by Daily Monitor.

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Magogo claims that the season will be completed

“We really hoped to do many things during the offseason for club football but with the league still in balance, we are limited.”

“We still think with five rounds of UPL remaining we need a maximum of one month to determine the winners and losers sportingly on the pitch.”

“Not until we see that we can’t have the one month by August that is when we shall entertain the discussion of which buttons to press.”

Vipers may be announced champions

If all possible means fails to work out, Vipers SC will be announced the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions.

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The Venoms are still on top of the 16-team log with 54 points followed by KCCA FC with 50 points.

“We have a contingency rule of 75% of the league which was last used 29 years ago in Uganda,” Magogo noted.

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Vipers may be announced UPL champions

Article 18 (ii) of Fufa’s competition rules on failure to complete the league due to force majeure states that;

“Where all the clubs in the league have completed the first round fixtures but less than 75% league games have been played, the table standings at the end of the first round shall be considered as the final table standings of the league.”

Currently, over 80 percent has been played, and should the season fail to continue, Vipers SC would be champions while Proline FC, Tooro United, and Maroons FC will be relegated.

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