The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has again indefinitely suspended the 3rd Division Leagues also know as the Regional leagues across the country due to the upsurge of Covid-19 in the country.
In circular No. 1135 dated 2nd June 2021, FUFA Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of football, Decolas Kizza informed the stakeholders that the development was a result of an upsurge in the Covid-19 cases around the country.
“As you’re all aware according to statistics from the ministry of health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda,” reads part of the document.
“Therefore, in order to ensure the health and safety of the players, technical staff, and all stakeholders, the FUFA Regional Leagues anticipated to kick off in the near future are hereby postponed until further notice.”
Regional Leagues were scheduled to kick off this weekend with Kampala and Northern Regional Leagues while the Buganda Regional League fixtures were set to be released on the 7th June 2021.
This is the second time the Regional Leagues have been suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – with the first time having come last year when football activities were given green light to resume across the country.
The reasons for the first suspension were related to the feasibility of managing the implementation of the Standard Operating procedures instituted upon all activities that demanded people to gather such as hand washing and disinfecting of dressing rooms as well as crowd management.
However, the FUFA has advised all stakeholders to get vaccinated to prepare for a safe resumption ground.
“Clubs and all stakeholders are advised to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccination is taken by all.”
The Federation has allocated a vaccination centre at its offices, FUFA House Mengo and all football stakeholders are advised to visit the premises and get vaccinated.