The most decorated football league in the country is back for yet another season. After almost three months of rest and a pre-season preparation by teams, the Uganda Premier League (UPL) board on Wednesday 14th August 2019 released the fixtures for the 2019/2020 season.
At a press conference attended by the UPL CEO Mr. Bainamani Bernard, League Chairman, FUFA representatives, and representatives from League Sponsor Startimes, the fixtures were announced with the first game coming on Thursday 29th August 2019 in which newcomers Kyetume FC will host 16 title-holder SC Villa at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. This game will be played under floodlights at exactly 8:00 PM.
The other games will follow on Friday and Saturday with Jinja’s self-named money team BUL FC hosting Express FC at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. Busoga United FC (formerly called Kirinya Jinja SS FC) will be away against Tooro United at the Betway Muteesa II memorial stadium, Wankulukuku.
Both teams from the East were denied the right to host their games at their original homes after failing to fulfill the ingredients required by the club licensing board for a stadium to host games. The requirements among others include green grass, sanitary rooms, the ability to separate the fans, internal perimeter, dressing rooms, etc. They were however given a chance to go back to their home stadiums in case the requirements are met.
BUL FC was originally going to host their games at Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe whereas Eyaife (Busoga United FC) at the Mighty Arena.
MATCH DAY 1 FIXTURES
Thursday 29th, August 2019
Kyetume FC Vs SC Villa – Namboole (8:00pm)
Friday 30th, August 2019
URA FC Vs Maroons FC – Namboole
Bright Stars Vs Vipers SC – Wankulukuku
BUL FC Vs Express FC – Njeru
Onduparaka FC Vs Police FC – Luzira Prisons Ground
Saturday 31st, August 2019
Tooro United Vs Busoga United FC – Wankulukuku
KCCA FC Vs Wakiso Giants – Lugogo
Mbarara City Vs Proline FC – Luzira Prisons Ground