FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo insists the football governing body is not looking to implement the 75% rule to determine the winner of the 2019/20 season unless the Coronavirus pandemic persists until 2021.
With 25 games already played out of the designated 30 of the season, table leaders Vipers SC are in Pole to handed the trophy if the 5% rule is put in effect.
Via his official twitter handle, FUFA boss Magogo hinted on how long the federation would wait to determine the league champions and emphasized that the body doesn’t have intentions of calling upon the rule at this moment in time.
” FUFA has no intentions to evoke the 75% rule to determine the final table standings unless the current challenges persist to 2021. Whenever we return we shall complete the 5 rounds of the league remaining,” Read the statement on his Twitter account.
According to the competitions committee, Article 18 of the Fufa Competitions rule, would make Vipers SC champions if the league is not completed, reading:
Article 18; Failure to Complete the League
1. Where the league format due to circumstances of force majeure fails to be completed within the season, the league winner shall be determined as follows:
a) Before each and every Club has completed its first round fixture the league shall be declared null and void.
b) Where all the Clubs in the league have completed the first round fixture but less than 75% league games have been played, the table standings at the end of the first round shall be considered as the final table standing of the league.
c) Where at least one club has played more than 75% of the league games, the following formula shall be used by TOC to determine the table positions for the respective group.
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.
In case the rule is implemented, the Venoms would be crowned Champions for the 4th time in their history adding to their previous triumphs in 2010, 2015 and 2018.