COVID-19 mass vaccination takes off among the football organisations under FUFA

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By Edward Tumusiime

Football around the world has been greatly affected by the deadly COVID-19 which started in Wuhan China in 2019 and led to the unplanned suspension and cancelation of some football leagues all over the globe.

Uganda was among the affected countries after registering her first COVID-19 case on Saturday 21st March, 2020. The confirmed case being a 36 year old male who arrived from Dubai on the same day. 

This resulted in travel bans and suspension of all FUFA Leagues and tournaments.

Almost a year since the suspension some competitions like the Uganda Premier League and the FUFA Big League resumed under strict standard operating procedures as stipulated by the Ministry of Health.

Among the new guidelines is the  Covid-19 Vaccination which has rolled out among the football family. 

Today morning Black Stars FC of Kawaala started the campaign to vaccinate all its players and  officials against COVID-19 as per FUFA Circular issued this week. 

The campaign is supported by the Ministry of Health, National Council of Sports and FUFA , aiming to vaccinate about 30,000 footballers and officials.

All members of the Executive, Standing Committees, Judicial Bodies, Delegates, Secretariat, Clubs at all levels of both Men and Women Leagues are advised to go to the nearest COVID-19 vaccination Centre and get the COVID-19 jabs.

A FUFA Identification and National Identity Card are the only requirements for every one above the age of 18.

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