KAMPALA – The Federation of Uganda Football Associations – Fufa on Friday ordered clubs to suspend fans from accessing stadia until further notice.
Fufa under Circular number 1136, which Deputy CEO – Decolas Kiiza signed on Thursday, follow an upsurge in the number of Covid -19 cases in Uganda.
FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watch Fufa organised and authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures – SOPs – which situation is no longer tenable.
“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 death in Uganda.
“Therefore, to ensure the health and safety of players, technical staff, and all stakeholders, all matches shall be played without spectators or fans until further notice,” noted Kiiza in a statement carried on the federation’s official website.
The ban comes at a time when there are three competitions – including the Star Times Uganda Premier League, Stanbic Uganda Cup and Fufa Big league.
In 2020, the Star-Times Uganda Premier league season ended prematurely – with Vipers SC – becoming champion after the outbreak of Covid-19.
In March, Fufa banned KCCA FC, Busoga FC, Kyetume FC and Onduparaka FC for violating Article 10 of the Fufa Covid-19 regulations after they allowed their fans to access stadia without wearing masks.