The Futsal Association of Uganda (FAU) has postponed both the Futsal Super League and Futsal Uganda Cup until further notice.
This comes barely a day after the government announced a 32-day ban on all sports and other related social gatherings.
The move by FAU was communicated through a press statement released on Wednesday night.
“Futsal Association of Uganda – FAU wishes to inform the entire public and the Futsal fraternity that following the State of Nation by the President of the Republic of Uganda and further guidelines from the Ministry of Health on the Covid-19 Pandemic, otherwise known as Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the Futsal Super League and the Futsal Uganda Cup until further notice. Read the statement.
“The health of our athletes, fans and the entire Futsal fraternity is paramount at this trying moment. Although no cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Uganda so far, it is important that we work as a team to take protective and preventative measures to counter the possible spread of the epidemic to our fraternity, families and public at large.
“This is to therefore urge all of you to follow the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization guidelines fir the health and safety of our people.
“We shall keep you posted in case the situation normalizes and or after clearance from government and Ministry of Health. We pray we all stay safe. May God bless you all.”
The Futsal Uganda Premier League had resumed on Tuesday 17 with three fixtures pitting all the six league teams.
That being match-day one of the second round, it means that the other four match-days will have to be played on a later date depending on when the situation normalizes.
Park FC still leads the standings with a perfect 18 points from six games. They hold a 9-point lead at the top as second-placed Kabowa FC sit on 9 (points).
For the Futsal Uganda Cup, it was yet to begin.