Relegation is one situation no club would want to be involved in, especially in this situation where the current Covid-19 pandemic has forced FUFA to cancel the league.
Proline FC who on several occasions have disagreed with FUFA were one of the clubs expected to protest the league cancellation however the reverse has happened. The Wandegeya based side through a club statement stated they accept the outcome.
“The FUFA executive decided to stop the Uganda Premier league and use 75% competitions rule to award the final league positions. As a result, we’ve been relegated” read part of the statement signed by the club CEO William Bakabulindi.
“As a club we were optimistic to ensure survival and we had a big chance to do so but it’s unusual times the world over and we missed the chance to fight.”
“We know it’s hard to take but we shall go with the FUFA position” the club statement concluded.
Proline however have a chance to defend the Uganda Cup after FUFA confirmed the competition will be played when the lockdown comes to an end.
“We are still monitoring the situation expecting the remaining Stanbic Uganda Cup matches to be played before next season begins” FUFA said in a statement.
This will be Proline’s third relegation from the top flight, it all started in the 2013/14 season before the 2017/18 and the 2019/2020 seasons followed suit.