The Uganda Premier League (UPL), went into the first round break on 3rd December with KCCA F.C defeating Proline. Just like most of the previous seasons, most fans of the UPL expected it to return around February next year.
On Monday morning, UPL CEO Bonny Bainamani said that the League will be returning early January to plan ahead for other upcoming tournaments.
The development was welcomed by mixed reactions from the the different stakeholders of the game. This is due to the fact that UPL has to inspect the stadiums plus also releasing the Second Round Fixtures in the shortest time possible.
CEO Bainamani continued to explain that the early return has been concluded due the upcoming Championship of African Nations which is scheduled to be held between 4th and 25th April.
An early end to the league will give the national team, the Uganda Cranes, which will be competing at the 2020 CHAN Competitions ample time to prepare for the tournament.
The Ugandan Premier League also known as the StarTimes Uganda Premier League for sponsorship reasons is the top division of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations. The league was previously known as the ‘Uganda Super League’ but changed in the 2014–15 season after new management taking over.
Author: Katende Basajjabaka
Katende writes about sports and occasionally technology.