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2019 University Football League launched, expanded to 19 teams

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The 2019 Pepsi University Football League has been officially launched today at Kati Kati Restaurant, Lugogo with three new teams coming in for the first time.

This year’s tournament will see an expansion of teams from 16 to 19 and will involve a preliminary knockout round to qualify for the group phase.

The new entrants are Muni University (Arua), Kabale University and International University of East Africa (IUEA). They will join Makerere University who are returning from a one year suspension.

The preliminary draw involved teams that finished bottom placed last year and will face the new entrants to determine which team progresses to the group stage.

Gulu University, Nkumba University and KIU were the teams that finished bottom of the groups in last year’s tournament.

Teams will have to play each other home and away with aggregate winner progressing to the next stage.

The first legs will be played on 3rd February and the return legs will be on 10th February.

Because there were 7 teams in the preliminary round, one team, that is International University of East Africa, got a bye draw and will await for the group stages.

The University league is now in its 8th edition and Kyambogo University are the reigning champions.

Preliminary draw

Makerere University VS KIU

Gulu University Vs Muni University

Kabale University Vs Nkumba University

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