FUBA To Rearrange Matches Into Compressed Schedule

Federation of Uganda Basketball Association will have a compressed NBL schedule when the lockdown is lifted.

The nation is under a lockdown which was extended until May 5, 2020 in a bid to curb Covid19.

The 2020 NBL season was scheduled to start on March 20 while the lower divisions were to tip-off a day later.

However, all plans were put on standstill when a ban on public gatherings was put in effect.

It remains to be seen if FUBA will find enough dates to fill out the entirety of the season.

In an exclusive interview with FUBA President Nasser Sserunjogi, he said that the league is expected to start in early June if all this comes to pass.

“We have already had a meeting with the executive and agreed that if all goes well we shall start our league early June then try finish by November, all other factors being constant,” Nasser said on Wednesday.

“We shall put in place measures to make sure the league is compressed and this means that teams will have to play more games in a week.”

He also added that the Federation has been affected in terms of the events calendar.

“Most of our programs through the year will be interrupted both locally and internationally. This also has a huge impact on our teams financially, maintenance of their players without any activity going on.”

It remains to be seen what events will still remain on the 2020 calendar.

The 3X3 University Championship, National secondary schools basketball championship are some of the affected events already while the new FUBA 3×3 National league in September/October lies in doubt.



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