The country is gripped with a huge desire to get back to competitive action especially following the Government’s directive to allow open-air sports activities to return.
The 2020/21 season is tentatively set to get underway with competitive action on October 17. This leaves a window of about three weeks for clubs to prepare for competitive action.
Many of the clubs have resumed pre-season training in preparation for the new season, while others have already held friendly matches just to get the feel of it following over six months without any action.
A statement signed by FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kizza has suspended all training sessions, friendly matches and competitions until the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are drafted.
FUFA has promised to impose sanctions to whoever is found to be in breach of the directive.
“FUFA wishes to put it to the notice of all its Members, Members of FUFA Members and to whom it may concern that all association football activities are still suspended until advised to the contrary.”
“FUFA reiterates that no training sessions, friendly matches, and competitions should be conducted until advised in the due course.”
“Any one that contravenes this directive shall be liable to sanctions,” the statement said.
FUFA maintains that for any training session or competition to be held, it must be done under detailed SOPs from the Ministry of Health and that such measures are being drafted by FUFA and the National Council of Sports.
“Resumption of training, friendly matches, and competitions must be under detailed Standard Operating Procedures with strict guidance of the Ministry of Health.”
“FUFA is discussing with the National Council of Sports, Ministry of Health and other agencies on the best way forward with the implementation of the directives and guidelines.”
A couple of clubs had already resumed training with Wakiso Giants setting up a training camp in Masaka, while Mbarara City held a friendly game against Kiboga Young on Monday.