The 2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League season officially kicks off tomorrow and it is set to be an exciting campaign with more competition and interesting matches.
The move to start the league was rescheduled because the Uganda Cranes had a busy schedule in late August for the World Cup qualifiers against Egypt.
A total of sixteen teams are registered to participate. Among are the three newly promoted clubs, Maroons FC, Mbarara City and Masavu FC.
The matches will be played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and some of them will be aired live on Azam TV.
Vipers at St Mary’s Stadium, SC Villa and KCCA are the main challengers for this season’s title.
KCCA FC will start the defence of their league title against newly promoted side Maroons FC in Lugogo.
SC Villa will be at home to Soana FC in Masaka, Vipers play away to Bright Stars in Matugga whilst URA host UPDF at their new home – Mandela National stadium, Namboole.
Meanwhile, KCCA FC will represent Uganda in the 2018 CAF championships.
Fixtures for Matchday 1:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017:
Bright Stars FC vs Vipers SC, Champions Stadium – Mwererwe 4:30pm
BUL FC vs Mbarara City FC, Kakindu Stadium – Jinja 4:30pm
KCCA FC vs Maroons FC, StarTimes Stadium – Lugogo 4:30pm
Masavu FC vs Police FC, Fisheries Training Institute – Entebbe 4:30pm
Onduparaka FC vs Proline FC, Green Light Stadium – Arua 4:30pm
SC Villa vs Soana FC, Masaka Recreation Ground – 4:30pm
Wednesday, 13 September 2017:
Express FC vs Kirinya Jinja SSS FC, Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku 4:30pm
URA FC vs UPDF FC– Namboole stadium 4:30pm