The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has dismissed petitions which were filed by the Big League entities Ndejje University and Savior FC contesting against FUFA’s decision to abruptly end the 2019/20 season.
Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF FC) had topped the Rwenzori group while Malabba Youth Development Association (MYDA FC) were leaders of the Elgon group before the global outbreak of the Coronavirus.
FUFA’s decision to end the Big League prematurely due to the pandemic saw MYDA FC and UPDF gain direct promotion to the top tier on sporting merit.
This was derived from article 18 of the competition rules that talks about determining league placements in case the league season is not completed.
The decision saw six clubs, three from either group relegated which included Saviour, Light SS, Katwe United, Kansai Plascon, New Villa and Dove FC.
However, Ndejje University and Saviour FC later petitioned FUFA, protesting against FUFA’s decision stressing that rules were wrongly interpreted.
Nevertheless, FUFA on Monday upheld it’s relegation and promotion decisions and dismissed petitions from both clubs.
“FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel upholds decision by Executive on Big League 2019/2020 season. So UPDF and MYDA qualify automatically to the UPL,” FUFA tweeted.
Therefore, Kitara FC will face off with Kataka FC while Kiboga Young will play against Ndejje University to determine the third team that sportingly qualify to the Uganda Premier League next season.