FUFA has cancelled the 2019/20 season of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup declaring it null and void with no winner due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on sports.
Despite the Cup cancellation, Stanbic Bank will honour its commitment by paying prize monies to clubs that had progressed to the Round of 16 and the Quarter Finals.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) had hoped to complete the competition but due to the continued restrictions on sports, the Federation reluctantly decided to declare the 2019/20 season of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup null and void with no winner.
Stanbic Bank’s Head of Marketing and Communications Daniel Ogong said,
“We were of course hopeful that we we would be able to conclude the season but in light of the current circumstances we cannot. The Covid-19 lockdown has shown us the importance of sports in lives of the community.
“Sports not only provides employment to thousands of youth it also provides people with joy and entertainment which we have all been missing.”
It was unfortunate that the season had to be cancelled as it promised to be the most exciting one yet.”
Ogong also hinted on the prize money
“Although the season has been cancelled Stanbic Bank will honour the prize Money commitment by paying out prize money to the clubs that had reached the round if 16 and quarterfinal stage.”
Prize Money for the Cancelled 2019/20 season will be paid out as follows:
The 6 teams that qualified for the Quarter Finals will each receive UGX 6 million:
•Light SS FC
• Kitara FC
The 6 teams that were knocked out at the Round of 16 will each receive UGX 3 million:
•Kiboga Young FC
• Dove FC
• Maroons FC
• UPDF FC
• Tooro Utd FC
•Free Stars FC
The 4 teams that were yet to play their Round of 16 matches will share the prize money for their ties. Each will receive UGX 1.5 million:
• URA vs Wakiso Giants
•SC Villa vs Mbarara City
This season saw a record 191 teams participate in the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup up from 175 the previous season which was won by then Big League side, Proline FC.
157 teams participated in the preliminary stages from across the FUFA 8 regions with 30 teams progressing to the round of 64 where they joined the 16 Premier League and 18 Big League clubs that automatically qualified to this stage.