“The FUFA Competitions Department has postponed the Semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup that were due to be played between 19th and 30th August 2021. The decision was taken to give the National team more time to continue with preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers as the Uganda Cranes will play against Kenya and Mali next month. The Competitions Department will communicate new dates”. Hussein revealed
“Assembling a semifinal competitive team in one week for players that have been laid off for 62 days since 6th June with some players staying outside Uganda, playing may be difficult within the slated period. Testing these players for COVID-19 and other related staff who have been in different locations call for a minimum of 2 weeks as required by the Ministry of health. Considering the safety of players and other stakeholders. Vipers will only be ready to play beginning 30th August 2021,” he said.
FUFA’s Competition Director, Aisha Nalule, says that both semifinals will take place at the respective home grounds of the teams involved. However, all matches will take place behind closed doors as directed by the president.
Now, Wasswa Bbossa, head coach Express FC said his team is now switching focus to Uganda Premier league where they need to win all their games left in a bid to secure the 2021 silverware, after storming Stanbic Uganda Cup semi finals.
The first leg of the game had initially been scheduled to be played on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Kavumba Recreation Grounds in Kampala, while the second leg would take place at Kabale Municipal Ground on Saturday afternoon.
FUFA’s Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein, says that they agreed with UBC to carry the games to popularize the cup. He says that UBC will broadcast the first round of the 32 games and will keep upgrading at every level of the tournament as the discussions continue.