The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has announced that the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season is to kick off on Friday, 28 September, 2018.
The Ugandan football governing body announced the development in today’s press conference ahead of the upcoming AFCON qualification match against the Tanzania Taifa Stars this Saturday at Namboole stadium.
The league will be called StarTimes Uganda Premier League after Pay TV Company StarTimes secured the naming and broadcasting rights last month.
One hundred Uganda Premier league games will be aired live on StarTimes channels. However, the channels which will broadcast the games will be communicated as soon as the fixtures will be revealed.
“It is a great achievement that 100 StarTimes UPL games will be aired on @StarTimesUganda.” FUFA Marketing and Communications Chairman Rogers Byamukama said.
Masavu FC, Proline FC and UPDF FC are the three sides that were relegated last season while Nyamityobora, Ndejje University and Paidha Black Angels are the teams that gained promotion to the 2018/2019 Premier League. Sixteen teams compete in the top flight football.
Meanwhile, the Uganda Premier League reigning champions SC VipersSC play KCCA FC the Stanbic Uganda Cup holders on 22/9/2018 before the kick-off of StarTimes Uganda Premier League at a venue yet to be confirmed.