Following the club’s stakeholders’ outcry to have fans back into Stadia, Uganda Premier League club season ticket holders will be allowed back into Stadiums, Uganda’s Football governing body FUFA has confirmed.
In a circular released by FUFA deputy CEO in charge of football, Decolas Kiiza, a maximum of 200 fans will be granted access to stadiums on matchdays if the club fulfill and follows the conditions prescribed to them by FUFA.
Conditions that have to be fulfilled by teams before fans can get back to stadiums include the following;
- Appointment of a Club Medical Liaison Officer, Club Hygiene Implementation Officer and Club Safety and Security Officer.
- Registration of season ticket holders not exceeding 200.
- Submission of the list of season ticket holders to FUFA with their full bio-data to facilitate tracing when need arises.
- Only season ticket holders (maximum 200) shall access the stadium during competition matches.
- No other persons shall be allowed access to the stadium beyond those stipulated in Article 13 of the FUFA COVID-19 Regulations.
- The host team shall provide attendance statistics to the Match Commissioner and shall form part of his report.
- Strict observance of all Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with directives and guidelines from His Excellency the President of Uganda, the Ministry of Health, other Government agencies, the FIFA and CAF COVID-19 protocol, and the FUFA COVID-19 Regulations.
- Any Club or football entity that fails to abide by the conditions as set out above shall be liable to sanctions including but not limited to monetary fines and withdrawal of the privilege.
The first match to have fans back into Stadium will be today’s StarTimes UPL match between KCCA and Mbarara City FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo as KCCA already received permission to host their fans back.