Vipers SC declared 2019/2020 UPL champions

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Vipers SC have been announced the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions.

The declaration has been made by Fufa president Moses Magogo during the Wednesday press briefing.

This followed Fufa’s cancellation of the league because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vipers are on top of the table with 54 points

Vipers SC have been on the top of the table with 54 points from 25 games played with five games to go.

In this case, Fufa applied the 75% rules following the FUFA competition rules Article 18 (II) where 83% of the current season has been played.

This is the fourth UPL victory for the Kitende based club, they also won the title in 2009/2010, 2014/2015 and 2017–2018 seasons.

Vipers’ victory means that they will represent Uganda in the next Caf Champions League edition.

Relegation

Meanwhile, Maroons, Proline and Tooro United have been relegated to Fufa Big League with 24, 22 and 22 points respectively from 25 games.

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Police FC survived relegation with just one point after collecting 25 points from 25 games they played.

Bright Stars finished 12th with 29 points while Kyetume FC finished in 11th position with 30 points.

Promotion

In Fufa Big League, two clubs in Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) FC and UPDF FC have been promoted directly into StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The two sides topped the two groups of Rwenzori and Elgon by the time football was suspended.

Other sides in Kiboga, Kataka, Kitara and Ndejje will have to lock horns in a playoff to determine the third team to join the top flight.

Elsewhere, Fufa Women’s Cup, Fufa Juniors League and the Fufa Women’s Super League have been subsequently negated.

The federation is still monitoring the situation to see whether it is possible to restart the StarTimes Uganda Cup.

The winner of the StarTimes Uganda Cup will represent Uganda in the Caf Confederation Cup next season.

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