Three Ugandan Premier League teams have suspended their daily activities owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ugandan government suspended public gatherings owing to the Covid-19 to limit the spread of the virus.
League defending champions KCCA FC announced they have suspended their activities until mid-April.
“Following the Covid-19 pandemic that is threatening to bring global order to a halt, and in line with the safety of the lives of our staff and partners, KCCA FC hereby suspends all activities in line with directives issued by H.E. the President of Uganda and FUFA,” the champions posted on their website.
“This suspension is effective 20th March 2020 until 20th April 2020 subject to prevailing conditions and any further directives.”
They have also challenged their staff and public at large to follow the guidelines set by the government to ensure they remain safe.
“In such uncommon situations, it’s the club’s aim to ensure that the health and safety of all is our foremost priority. We, therefore, urge the public to keep safe and follow the stipulated guidelines by the Ministry of Health on how to avoid the pandemic and we pledge to support all initiatives within our control.”
Four-time champions URA have also followed KCCA’s footsteps by suspending their activities, same as Uganda Cup champions Proline FC.