Wednesday Oct 14, 2020. 13:00
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has taken the decision to completely scrap the domestic cup competition from the 2019-20 season.
The Stanbic Bank-sponsored tournament, like all competitions, was halted earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was hoped that it would be completed when football was allowed to resume.
The cup is amongst the competitions given the green light following Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s lifting of the ban on sporting activities and social gatherings, but the federation has confirmed that it will remain cancelled, with the teams which reached the last 16 round and quarterfinals sharing the prize money.
“Among the competitions hinted about was an update about the 46th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup,” FUFA said in a statement published on their official website.
“FUFA had cancelled the 2019-20 season of the Uganda Cup declaring it null and void with no winner due to the continued Covid-19 restrictions on sports.
“A subsequent press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, indicated that despite the Cup cancellation, the main sponsors Stanbic Bank will honour its commitment by paying prize monies to clubs that had progressed to the round of 16 and the quarterfinals.”
The six teams that qualified from the last 16 and will receive UGX 6 million are Proline FC, KCCA FC, Kyetume FC, Light SS FC, Kitara FC and Kataka FC.
The six teams which were knocked out at the round of 16 and will each receive UGX 3 million are Kiboga Young FC, Dove FC, Maroons FC, UPDF FC, Tooro Utd FC and Free Stars FC while the four teams (URA FC vs Wakiso Giants and SC Villa vs Mbarara City) that did not play their round of 16 matches will each pocket UGX 1.5 million.