The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has declared that the 2020 basketball season in Uganda has been canceled.
The federation had prior foreseen that they could plan a tournament-based season but after the competitions committee meeting held yesterday, the body feels that it is best to cancel the 2020 season.
On Tuesday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni declared that sports would still not return as it is regarded as a high risk for the spread of COVID19.
It is believed that it is on this background that FUBA decided that they will cancel the 2020 season. The Federation was however critical to state that all will be canceled with the exception of the Afrobasket Qualifiers.
FUBA also stated that “All contractual issues between players and their clubs will be handled in accordance with the contract laws of the country”
2020 Basketball Season in Uganda Canceled
Players that had registered with their clubs for the 2020 basketball season without formal contracts will be handled as per the FUBA rules and regulations of 2020 which provide for a default contract of two years. The two years will, therefore, start from 2021 onwards.
According to the FUBA statement, the basketball governing body in Uganda will take this time to come up with a clear road map and plan for the 2021 season.
According to FUBA, they believe that they will have the 2021 road map all done and figured out by August with the official communication slated for the 31st of August.
Ultimately, the federation will now focus on working with the national team (Silverbacks) and women national to prepare for the Africa qualifiers as according to FIBA, these are still to go on. A communication from the continent’s governing body on the sport is yet to be made.
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