KAMPALA – Several League games have been rescheduled due to the upcoming National teams’ engagements and KCCA FC and Vipers having to feature in the preliminary rounds of the CAF Confederations Cup and Champions League respectively.
With some clubs have three or more players in either the Uganda Cranes or Kobs, three of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League games that were supposed to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday next week have been moved to a later day.
This was confirmed through a statement released by the StarTimes Uganda Premier League Secretariat to the Media on Thursday evening.
“Uganda Cranes will be playing an International Friendly match against Nigeria in Nigeria on Tuesday 20th November 2018 and the U-23 National Team will be playing the AFCON
Qualifiers return leg match on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in South Sudan, read the statement.
“Accordingly, the fixtures for all Clubs that have three or more players on national duty have been rescheduled as indicated below and in accordance with article 19 (26) of FUFA Competitions Rules (If a club has three (3) or more players in the national team, the fixtures involving such a club may be called off three(3) days before and three(3) days after the national team engagement if it is to be played in Uganda and may be called off three(3) days before departure and three(3) days after return from an engagement outside Uganda).
-Match #57 URA FC Vs Police FC has been rescheduled to Saturday 24th November 2018, Mandela National Stadium-Namboole 4:00pm.
-Match #61 KCCA FC Vs Nyamityobora FC has been moved from Tuesday 20th November 2018 to Sunday 25th November 2018, StarTimes Stadium-Lugogo 4:00 pm.
-Match #63 Vipers SC Vs Paidha Black Angles SC has been moved from Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Friday 23rd November 2018, St. Mary’s Stadium- Kitende 4:00pm.
“Relatedly, CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup Fixtures were released on 9th November 2018 and they involve Vipers FC (27th-28th Nov & 4th-5th Dec 2018) and KCCA FC (14th-16th Dec 2018).
“Accordingly, we have adjusted their SUPL Fixtures as below;
-M#65 BUL FC Vs Vipers SC that was to be played on Friday 30th November 2018 has been postponed (A new date to be communicated later).
-M# 73 Vipers SC Vs Police FC has been moved from Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Sunday 9th December 2018.
-M#96 KCCA FC Vs Paidha Black Angels SC that was to be played on Saturday 15th December 2018 has been postponed (A new date to be communicated later).
The StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Tuesday next week with Onduparaka FC hosting Ndejje University at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.
Mbarara City are currently top of the standings with 16 points accumulated from their first 8 games. Bright Stars, KCCA FC and Vipers follow in that order with all of them having 15 points.