It will be the seventh title at the top flight for the Red Eagles coached by Wasswa Bbosa and their first since the 2011-12 season
Federation of Uganda Football Association ended the Premier League 2020-21 and declared Express FC the champions.
Fufa was forced to take the decision following the recent announcement by President Yoweri Museveni to ban all sports activities in the country due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections.
Fufa have now confirmed in a statement that they have moved to end the season, with Express, who have been declared champions at the top of the table and will represent the country in the Caf Champions League, while second place, URA FC, will enter the Confederation Cup.
“On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, the Fufa Emergency Management Agency took the decision to terminate the Premier League of Uganda 2020/21 on the basis of Article 18, Section 1, Subsection C & D of the Fufa Competition Rules,” the statement read. their Official Website.
The above article reads; if the league format is not completed due to circumstances of superiority, the league winner is determined as follows.
c) Where at least one club has played more than 75% of the league matches, the following formula will be used by TOC (conditions) to determine the league positions.
d) Total number of points earned from the number of games played multiplied by the total number of games supposed to be played divided by the number of games played.
“Therefore, the following decision was made; Express, which was at the top of the standings, was declared Uganda Premier League champion in 2020/21. Kyetume FC, MYDA FC and Kitara FC have been relegated to the Fufa Big League.
“URA FC, who were second on the Ugandan Premier League table when the final was set, will represent Uganda in the Confederation Cup.”
Meanwhile, the domestic cup will be played before the start of the new season.
“The competition is in the semi-finals, but the matches will be played to the end before the start of the new season 2021-22,” the statement continued.
“The matches are concluded and determine the third team in the Ugandan Premier League, but subject to the approval of the National Council of Sports and the guidelines of the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on Covid-19.”
By the time the league was stopped, the Red Eagles sat at the top of the 16-team table with 58 points from 26 games, while URA was second on 57 points from 26 games and former champion Vipers SC third on 56 points from 26 matches.