Express FC are the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League champions!
This was confirmed by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) on Tuesday, June 29 via their official website.
The decision was taken by the FUFA Executive during a meeting on the same day.
“The FUFA Emergency Executive Committee has on Tuesday 29th June 2021 taken the decision to end the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League based on Article 18, Section 1, Sub-section C & D of the FUFA Competition rules.” Read a statement on FUFA website.
Article 18 which was used to hand Express the trophy, stipulates that;
Where the league format due to circumstances of force majeure is not played to completion, the league winner shall be determined as follows.
c) 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.
d) 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 league had been halted earlier this month with Express leading the standings with 58 points, one ahead of second placed URA FC.
There were four round of matches to play in the UPL but a surge in Coronavirus cases forced the President of Uganda to halt all sporting activities.
This is the 7th league title for the Red Eagles and their first since 2011/12 season. This earns them a ticket to next season’s CAF Champions League.
Relatedly, Kyetume FC join MYDA FC and Kitara FC as the three teams that will be relegated from the top flight this season.