The 2020/2021 SUPL can only happen in December.

  • Reading time:4 min(s) read

Another month, another extension in the dates of the league resumption. If you thought for one reason that the wait was over, I invite you to think again since the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League kick-off is now set for December 3rd, 2020.

Initially, the League start date had been tentatively set for October 17, 2020. This wasn’t to be, as it was later pushed to November 20th due to the hard to navigate SOPs and other restrictions on Sports Resumption.

FUFA has as of 29 October 2020 confirmed that the licensing committee will issue the 2020/21 Club licenses by November 3rd, 2020. Players’ licenses and bench permits to be issued out by November 10 while the League fixture will be out by November 10.

Sseruyidde Moses during our opening game of the 2019/20 season against Maroons FC.

This comes in a bid to ensure that plans are laid in place in order to counter the Covid-19 pandemic. This was said during the briefing:

“All licensed players and technical staff for the 2020/21 season who will undertake sporting roles at training and matches will undergo a mandatory Covid19 test,”

“Only persons who test negative and get issued with a FUFA Covid19 clearance certificate shall be eligible to participate in the team training and matches.”

The body maintains that testing of players and technical staff will be administered every after a fortnight. A match shall only be rescheduled if a club has less than 10 outward players and 1 goalkeeper that are not positive to the Covid19 test.

This has not by any level been detrimental to our preparations for the 2020/2021 season. If anything, it grants us more time to have the players (New and Old) create chemistry.

Alionzi Nafian making a top save against Onduparaka in our 2-1 win in Arua last season.

Our Transfer Window so far

The window started with the club acquiring the services of Jackson Nunda ​ on a free​ transfer from the Lugogo based side KCCA FC.

The midfield maestro signed a 3-year contract at the club and will offer his finesse and charisma. Every URA FC fan around the country and in the diaspora is excited about this signing.

Brian Nkuubi – Another midfield technician who is very assertive in transition and​ good at recycling the ball in midfield. He is a very intelligent player especially with the ball on his feet.

The player joined us from SC Vipers on a free transfer. He already feels at home with his new teammates. He joins on a 3 year deal.

Steven Mukwala also joined the club last month from SC Vipers on a two-year contract with an option to extend for an extra year.

Mukwala Steven Dese joined URA FC on a two year deal.

The big centre-forward is delighted to be at the club and can’t wait to hit the ground running. He hopes to score more goals for us and create a good partnership with midfield players and fellow attackers.

Galiwango Arafat a left-back joined us from Police FC to boost both our defense​ and offensive work, especially off the flanks.

He has during his time at Police FC gained a reputation as the fullback who creates goal scoring opportunities. 

Davis Ssali, the versatile winger also signed a 3-year contract with the club with an​ option to extend for an extra year. He joined us from Tooro United.

He is a hard worker off the ball and a quick player in attack. He is one that creates a stunning threat to the opposition defense.

Hannington Ssebwalunyo. Anyone that knows the goalkeeper knows that we got​ ourselves a magnificent custodian. He is a player that can single-handedly win you a game given his incredible work between the poles. 

He joins the club from Maroons FC and hopes to make his mark right away in the team.

Hannington Ssebwalunyo penned a three year contract with the tax collectors.

The club also signed Faruku Katongole on a season-long loan deal from Tooro United and will add to our defence that will compete in the forthcoming StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) 2020/2021 season. 

He is a competitive player and will look to impress in his debut season. Key to his abilities is his aerial prowess.

So far, the above are the players unveiled by the club and we don’t hope to confirm any new faces.