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UPL: SC Villa vs Mbarara City to be played at night

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The 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season enters match day 25 with SC Villa Jogoo set to host their second game of the season under the floodlights at night.

This was confirmed by the Uganda Premier League secretariat and the game will be played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole at 7:30pm.

Mbarara City FC are a much improved side this season, as they currently sit 4th on the 16-team table log with 41 points from 24 matches while the Jogoos are 13th with 23 points from the same number of matches, 3 points above the relegation zone.

The first game to be played at night this season was played on Wednesday, 6th March where Kirinya Jinja SSS edged the Jogoos 2-1.

The change in timing of the fixture is aimed at promoting the league further by encouraging more fans to attend games, especially those that work during daytime. This is expected to happen more next season.

The last time night games in the topflight league were played was in 2012 when Super Sport was still the official broadcaster.

With six games till the end of the season, KCCA still lead the table with 52 points, four ahead of second-placed defending champions Vipers SC.

Ndejje University, Nyamityobora and Paidha Black Angels are the bottom three with 20, 16 and 12 points respectively.

Matchday 25 full fixtures:

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Express Vs Paidha Black Angels – Muteesa II Stadium -Wankulukuku (4:00 pm)

Kirinya Jinja SSS Vs Bright Stars – The Mighty Arena-Jinja SSS (4:30pm)

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

SC Villa Vs Mbarara City – Mandela National Stadium-Namboole (7:30pm)

Maroons Vs Police – Luzira Prisons Ground (4:30pm)

Thursday 4th April 2019

KCCA Vs Vipers – Star Times Stadium-Lugogo (4:00pm)

Friday 5th April 2019

Onduparaka Vs Tooro United – Green Light Stadium –Arua (4:30pm)

Nyamityobora Vs URA – Kakyeka Stadium-Mbarara(4:30pm)

Ndejje University Vs BUL – Arena of Visions-Ndejje University, Bombo (4:30pm)

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