Hudson Ssegamwenge, Vice President in charge of administration at FUBA says that the decision was taken after four clubs failed to confirm their participation. They include City Oilers, KIU Titans, Namuwongo Blazers and JKL.
Federation of Uganda Basketball Association-FUBA has cancelled the 2021
National Basketball League days after it announced its resumption.
Ssegamwenge, Vice President in charge of administration at FUBA says that the decision
was taken after four clubs failed to confirm their participation.
They include City Oilers, KIU Titans, Namuwongo Blazers and JKL.
that UCU Canons, Power BC, UPDF Tomahawks, KCCA Panthers and Falcons confirmed
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said that there will be no penalties for teams that failed to turn up for the conclusion
of the league. He explains that they will instead use the current standings to
determine the teams that will be relegated.
also said that the women basketball league has been cancelled after failure by the
majority of the teams to confirm their participation. He says that only UCU and
KCCA women confirmed their participation.
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head of Operation at the Namuwongo Blazers says that the decision to withdraw
from the league was due to a lack of funds.
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FUBA announced the resumption of the league following its suspension earlier in
June due to an upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
The teams were supposed to pay 600,000 Shillings and all games were to be
played behind closed doors.
teams were also expected to test and share the COVID-19 tests for all players
and officials with the National Council of Sports within 48 hours before each game.
This is the second time National Basketball League is cancelled. In 2020, the
plans to start the league were also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
although the local Basketball governing body had planned to start the league in