Local football governing body Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has directed all clubs participating in FUFA organised competitions not to admit fans to the stadiums until further notice.
When the league resumed early this year, FUFA allowed at least 200 fans to physical come to stadiums and watch their teams play. However, due to the current new spike of COVID-19, the federation has been forced to suspend fans.
Yesterday Uganda registered a record single day new cases of COVID-19 (1083).
FUFA Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza said; “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.”
Kiiza said the move is intended to ensure that the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff and all stakeholders, all matches shall 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 stadiums. Teams are further strongly encouraged to limit all other authorized personnel to the bear minimum. SOPs must be strictly observed and COVID-19 vaccination enhanced by football officials and players throughout the country,” he said.