Following the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, the federation of Uganda football associations has called for an immediate ban on all fans from accessing football stadiums.
FUFA had previously allowed a minimum of 200 registered fans to watch football matches but the grace has been called back.
The communication was made by FUFa deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza in a statement posted by the federation on it’s website.
As you are 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.”
“FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watch FUFA organised and FUFA authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) This is no longer tenable in the current situation.”
“Therefore in order to ensure the Health and safety of players, Technical Staff and all stakeholders all matches will be played without spectators or fans until further notice.”
“As we wind up the 1st division, 2nd division and the Uganda Cup there shall be no fans in the stadium. Teams are further strongly encouraged to limit on the other authorized personnel to the bear minimum.”
The federation has also put the kick off the regional leagues on hold until further notice.
There are only four games remained on the Uganda Premier league calendar whereas the Uganda cup in at the quarter final stage.