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FUBA Cancels National Basketball League

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.
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The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association-FUBA has cancelled the 2021 National Basketball League days after it announced its resumption.

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.

Ssegamwenge says that UCU Canons, Power BC, UPDF Tomahawks, KCCA Panthers and Falcons confirmed their participation.

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However, he 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.

Ssegamwenge 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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Farouk Zinda, 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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Last week, 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.

Participating 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 May 2020.

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