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Express declared Ugandan champions

Express were on Tuesday declared new StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) champions following a Fufa executive decision forced by the national lockdown.

The Fufa Emergency Executive Committee too the decision to end the 2020/21 league campaign based on Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the Competition rules.

It states that “Where the league format, due to circumstances of force majeure, is not played to completion, the league winner shall be determined as follows.

“Where at least one club has played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by TOC (Terms of Conditions) to determine the league positions.

“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.”

The above means that Express, who were top of the table at the time with 58 points, are now champions of 2020/21 league season.

This is the Red Eagles first league title in nine years and seventh overall.

Vipers, who end this campaign in third place with 56 points and one behind second-placed URA, also won the title last season under the same circumstances.

Kyetume FC, Myda FC and Kitara FC have been relegated to the StarTimes Fufa Big League.

URA FC, who were second on the Uganda Premier League table at the time the lockdown, will represent Uganda in the Cag Confederation Cup.

The Stanbic Uganda Cup Status, currently at the semifinal stage, will however be played to conclusion before the start of the 2021/2022 new season.

The Fufa Big League Playoffs will also be played to conclusion to determine the third team to be promoted to the Uganda Premier League.

The above will be played depending on clearance from National Council of Sports and guidelines from the Ministry of Health guidelines about the Covid-19.

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