All is set for the new Uganda Premier League season. The league is
slated to kick off on Friday.
Ahead of the new League, Decolus Kiiza, the FUFA Deputy CEO in charge of Football
says that players have either received their first COVID-19 jab while others
are fully vaccinated in a bid to limit the spread of the virus.
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Kiiza also said that the Federation will allow only 200 fans in the stadium.
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This year’s edition will kick off without SC Villa which was left
out because it does not have a Chief Executive Officer, which is one of the
basic licensing requirements.
Kiiza said that the club will be included when they sort out their licensing.
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The teams are in a buoyant mood ahead of the new season. The League will return
to action after almost five months without any games being played due to the outbreak
Almost all the premier league clubs have boosted their squads
ahead of the new season.
Vipers SC has signed two players in the transfer window,
midfielder Bright Anukani and goalkeeper Jack Komakech. The team has also
promoted players from the junior side including Ivan Ashaba Mutwalib Mugolofa
and Emmanuel Munoobi.
KCCA FC has signed over 11 players including new Keeper Benjamin
Ochan who replaced Charles Lukwago. Other new players include Defender
Geoffrey Wasswa, Brian Majwega, and Innocent Wafula among other players.
Defending champions Express have also signed five new players
including new custodian Joel Mutakubwa who replaces Mathias Muwanga. Other
signings include defender Deus Bukenya, Midfielder Nicholas Kasozi, Forward
Joseph Akandwanaho and Raymond Walugembe.
Wasswa Bbosa, Express FC Head coach says that the majority of his players are
in good conditions for any challenge in the forthcoming league, he said they
are looking forward to defending their title.
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According to the opening fixtures defending champions, Express
will start their title defence against newly-promoted Arua Hill FC at their
Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Mbarara City will also host Solitlo Bright stars at Kakyeka
stadium in Mbarara while Onduparaka will take on UPDF FC at Greenlight Stadium