The Fufa Big League will comprise 12 teams from next season, Fufa has confirmed.
A circular signed by the federation’s chief executive officer Edgar Watson Suubi ended the uncertainty surrounding the league’s composition starting from the next season.
This arose from a decision not to have the regional leagues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That third tier feeds the Fufa Big League.
Teams in the regional league will have to wait another year to fight for promotion into the second tier.
“The StarTimes Fufa Big League 2021/2022 season shall have 12 clubs. The format of play will be communicated,” Fufa confirmed.
Mbale Heroes, Paidha Black Angels, Kigezi HomeBoyz and Terrazo & Tiles are the four relegated from the Big League to the regional league.
Arua Hill and Tooro United were promoted to the top-tier – the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Gaddafi, Blacks Power, Proline and Nyamityobora are awaiting the playoffs pending clearance by the government amid the ongoing 42-day lockdown.
The current Big League two-group format was introduced in 2009 by the-then Fufa Competitions secretary Eng.
Moses Magogo who is now the president of the federation and has been played for 12 seasons.
The previous format before that has multiple regional league that fed into a super mini league played over a few weeks to earn promotion.
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Forging Forward. Previously, the Fufa Big League was competed for by 16 clubs. However, on Wednesday June 30, Fufa confirmed that 12 teams will participate next season. The statement from Fufa said that the format of play will be communicated. It is expected that Fufa will do away with the two groups format of Elgon and Rwenzori. The Federation has also confirmed the relegation of four teams and they will not be replaced after the regional leagues were called off due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Paidha Black Angels,
Terrazo & Tiles