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Maroons, Tooro United Appeal Against UPL Relegation

Maroons and Tooro United have lodged an appeal against FUFA’s decision to be relegated to the Big League from the Uganda Premier League.

This follows FUFA’s decision to prematurely end the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The abrupt ending of the campaign saw both teams join Proline to drop to the second division, a development they certainly didn’t agree on.

According to the letter addressed to the FUFA Appeals committee through the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson, both clubs vehemently oppose FUFA’s decision.

“As stakeholders, we are aggrieved by the decision (to end the 2019/20 season abruptly) and the process in which it was taken. We are hereby appealing against the decision,” read part of the letter signed by Maroons’ chairperson Moses Kakungulu and Tooro United president, Alice Namatovu.

Other reasons behind the clubs’ appeal include, unfair and costly punishments of relegated clubs, FUFA’s failure to carry out prior consultations of all stakeholders, failure to present any proposal to stakeholders on possible completion of the league, inconsistencies in the decision and failure to execute fair play and non uniformity in the application of the rules.

The premature ending of the UPL season also declared Vipers Sports Club champions who were on top of the table with 54 points before all sports activities in the country were halted.

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