By Kamyuka Keneth
Uganda Premier League has confirmed that BUL FC has moved to suspend all its activities, both on and off the pitch as Covid-19 causes more uncountable risks to various aspects of life.
This has followed President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s state of address on Friday night where he among other things suspended all sports activities and all kinds of crowd-pulling events, including public and private transport and among others as preventive measures to curb its spread.
“…BUL Football Club would like to inform our dear stakeholders that we have halted all club activities until further notice. We shall hopefully resume work when the government makes another communication that supersedes the first one,” the club said via a statement.
With competitive play halted, the club offices will also temporarily also be closed to the public but the club CEO’s contacts will be available for further inquiries.
The club further continues to invite the general public to join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as issued by the Ministry of Health, regularly.
However, though all clubs have suspended competitive play, they are still running the technical side of their business to avoid getting dragged behind when competitive play is reinstated.
BUL FC is currently 11th on the UPL table with 33 points after 27 matches.
Table-toppers Express FC has 58 points and could be crowned champions of the 2020/21 season should FUFA prematurely end the league just like it was the case last season when Vipers SC (now third with 56 points) claimed the title after COVID-19 disrupted play with the league yet to be completed.