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Kyetume FC Survive Relegation in Uganda Premier League 2019-2020 Season

Kyetume Football club based in Mukono district survived relegation in Uganda premier league after FUFA decided to end it due to COVID-19 pandemic.

By the time the league was called off Kyetume was in eleventh position out of 16 clubs.

Management of Kyetume in their letter say that currently they are going to focus on coming season when it opens up after the country recovers from coronavirus.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) declared Vipers SC as the champions of the 2019-20 Uganda Premier League.

The development came after the local football governing body ended the season prematurely because of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

With 75% of the league played, Vipers led the standings with 54 points from 25 matches, 4 points ahead of KCCA.

he UPL title chase has been between the two giants as they have been the only victors since the 2012/13 season.

KCCA won it in the 2012/13 season, defended it in the following campaign before the Venoms captured it in the 2014/15 season. In the 2015/16 and the subsequent seasons, Kassasiro Boys won it again before Vipers wrestled it from them in the 2017/18 campaign.

Mike Mutebi’s side earned their 13th league title after they were crowned champions for the 2018/19 season.

Maroons FC, Uganda Cup defending Champions Proline FC and Tooro United, who a few days ago reportedly got a new owner, have been relegated.

In the FUFA Big League promotion tussle, Myda FC and UPDF have earned slots in the top-tier while Kiboga, Kataka, Kitara and Ndejje will face off in the play-offs to produce the third team that will grace the top-tier in the 2020/21 season.

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