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Express Football club officially crowned UPL champions

Express Football Club has been crowned 2020/21 StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions.

The crowning ceremony was delayed for five days, as it was initially slated for 8/7/2021.

A few invited guests were present due to COVID 19 restrictions to public gatherings.

The ceremony was graced by the FUFA President Moses Magogo.

FUFA President Moses Magogo / image:NBS media

As FUFA, we are very excited to have this crowning ceremony, given the times we are living in. – Magogo.

‘I thank StarTimes for walking with us in these trying times. I inform the football lovers in this country that we need a lot of resources. StarTimes deal is the biggest deal in Ugandan football. Football in TV generates a lot of money.’ – FUFA President.

‘Football makes its own money. This can be possible via Television. Everybody should work to see that put football on the TV, take football to the audiences of the people; in the sitting rooms via TV

FUFA supports the UPL to a tune of not less than Shs. 1 billion. FUFA finances the clubs that represent the country on the continent. FUFA finances the medical insurance of the Uganda Premier League as well as the Junior teams. he added

The Red Eagles were represented by their CEO Isaac Mwesigwa, Coach Wasswa Bbosa, and vice-captain Mathias Muwanga as they received their seventh league title.

Given awards:

Best Goalkeeper’s Award SUPL2020/21 – Mathias Muwanga (Express FC)

Mathias Muwanga

Golden Boot Award SUPL2020/21 – Yunus Ssetamu (Vipers sc)

Yunus Ssentamu receiving his award/ image:UPL

Express were declared champions on June 29 with four games left to play due to the current 42-days lockdown.

FUFA used the 75% rule to determine the final standings in the league table and the Red Eagles were declared champions.

The Red Eagles finished top with 58 points from 26 games and were still unbeaten at home when the league got suspended indefinitely over a surge in the cases of COVID-19.

Express will represent Uganda at the CAF Champions League as URA play in CAF Confederation Cup.

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