Sports in Uganda set to return

After more than six months, sports activities in Uganda are set for an intense return according to the information reaching this website.

The Government of Uganda announced a nationwide lockdown and subsequently suspended all sports activities and mass gathering across the country in March owing to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Since then, while the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has lifted the lockdown and allowed other sectors and businesses to open, since March the question on when sport will actually return has been met with the answer ‘soon’.  

However, Football256 can confirm that president Museveni will announce sports return through his state of the nation address that is scheduled for Sunday, September 20. 

“Yeah it’s true, it’s good for us. Let’s be patient for the presidential address on Sunday and see,” a trusted source told Football256.

Fans will not be allowed inside stadiums as games will be played behind closed doors with only media and security personnel allowed.

“Only games which are under FUFA will be allowed but under strict regulations. No fans will be allowed to these games. Only media and security people will be allowed in,” he added.

It should be noted that FUFA was forced to suspend the Uganda Premier League with five games remaining and Vipers were announced the champions with 54 points gathered from 25 games.

The 2020/2021 Uganda Premier League season is set to start on October 17, but the fixtures are yet to be issued out.

The promotion play-offs for the FUFA Big League and Regional League, the round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup are also yet to be completed.

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