In a meeting held this evening with stakeholders, the Uganda Rugby Union has come to the conclusion that the 2019-2020 season shall be ended with immediate effect.
Hima Cement Heathens retain the premiership, owing to the fact that they were top of the log when the league was halted, after the government pronounced a nationwide lockdown. 13 games had been played, out of 18 games. .
Regional champions have been pronounced as well, with respect to the games played. Gulu Elephants claim the North, and Mbale claims the East. The West and Central regional competitions were nullified as there were irregularities in the fixtures played by the teams.
There will be neither promotion nor relegation owing to the nature of playtime in the regional competitions. This is because the playoffs could not be determined amicably. Rhinos, who were bottom of the log by the time lockdown came into play, will be glad to know that they will stay afloat.
The 2020 results of the School championship will not count as well after the competition was nullified. St Mary’s College Kisubi remains the Championship holders.
The Union hopes that the new season will resume on 23rd January, 2021 with the hope that it can span 20 weeks.
The transfer window is now open and will go on until the first week of January, to enable clubs get ready for the new season.
“I’m just happy we played well enough not to give a reason for politics against us. And that’s the direction we are now taking as a club. To play good rugby that will make all the decisions for us,” said the loquacious Silvester Nnyombi, PRO of Impis.
The Makerere based club will survive their cosine curve movements in and out of the league every other year, as they were a number of points above the Rhinos at the bottom.
Heathens’ Oyet Joseph ends the league as the top points scorer with 87 points from 8 tries, 3 penalties and 19 conversions.