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Uganda, Cape Verde end football seasons


Uganda, Cape Verde end football seasons

Uganda and Cape Verde are the latest African countries to cancel their leagues as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt events across the globe.

 In Ugandan, Vipers SC were declared champions while there is no winner in the island nation of Cape Verde after the country’s FA cancelled the 2019/20 Campeonato Cabo Verdiano de Futebol season without  champions. 

 Both cases have been brought about by the Covid-19 uncertainties surrounding sporting events globally.

Before the Ugandan Premier League was halted in March due to Covid-19, Vipers were leading the UPL standings with 54 points from 25 games and with no signs that the situation would improve in the next couple of days, Fifa followed their neighbours Kenya by calling off the season. 

This now means that only one league – the Tanzania Premier League – could continue in East Africa with Rwanda also considering whether to call off or continue with the rest of the season.

In Uganda, Maroons, Proline and Tooro United were all relegated to the second division, the Fufa Big League, while Malaba Youth Development Association FC and UPDF FC gained promotion to the top tier.

Kiboga Young, Kitara, Ndejje University and Kataka will battle for the last slot available for promotion in the play-offs.

In Kenya, Gor Mahia were declared the champions, meaning the the Kenyan giants have now won the league for four consecutive seasons.

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