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Express FC Declared Champions As Kyetume, MYDA and Kitara FC Relegated

Uganda soccer governing body FUFA, has declared Express Football Club as  Champions of the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League following a decision by the FUFA Emergency Executive Committee on Tuesday.

With the country under a lockdown for 42 days, sports activities including football were put to a halt, including the Uganda Premier League which was four rounds away from conclusion.

FUFA on its Website noted that, “The FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has on Tuesday 29th June 2021 taken the decision to end the 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League based on Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules.”

Clubs had played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by Terms of Conditions to determine the league positions.

This therefore means that Express FC who were top of the table on 58 points by the time the League was halted are declared Champions.

Kyetume Fc, MYDA FC and Kitara FC are already been relegated to the FUFA Big League.Arua Hill and Tooro United  already elevated to Uganda’s top league, Gadaffi FC, Nyamityobora FC, Blacks Power and Proline FC awaits for the playoffs.

FUFA has stated that they will wait for guidance from the National Council of Sports and the Ministry of Health on when and how the playoff games will be handled.

Express also qualifies to next season’s CAF Champions League. URA FC who were second will represent Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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