The 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season will begin on November 20th, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has announced.
This was confirmed in a circular dated 6th October 2020, from FUFA Deputy CEO- Football, Decolas Kiiza as part of the key decisions made by the FUFA Executive Committee.
“Kick off of the 2020/21 season is postponed from Saturday, 17th October 2020 to Friday, 20th November 2020,” reads part of the statement.
Accordingly, the Club Licensing exercise has been extended to 15th October 2020 to enable the process of planning and release of fixtures by Tuesday 20th October 2020.
The player registration period has also been extended by 4 weeks to 19th October 2020.
Last season, Vipers SC were declared champions with five games to play following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other key decisions taken include; there will be no further action of the Stanbic Uganda Cup 46th Edition. FUFA and the sponsor will soon announce the sponsorship details.
Play offs for the 2nd Division (FBL) 3rd Division (FRL), and the FUFA Women Elite League (FWEL), will be organised at the FUFA Technical Centre Njeru.
Only players holding licenses for 2019/2020 are eligible for play offs. A player who has expressed interest to transfer or has transferred to another club, such a player shall not be eligible to play in matches involving the two clubs.