FOOTBALL–The Uganda Premier League secretariat has released fixture for the 2017/18 league season.
Champions KCCA FC will face off with Uganda Cup runners up Paidah Black Angels in the FUFA Super Cup on September 9 before getting their title defence underway with a home date against newly-promoted Maroons at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo three days later.
Miguel Da Costa who will start his first full season as Vipers SC coach, will take his side to the intimidating Champions Stadium, Mwererwe, to play beleaguered side Bright Stars on the opening day, while neighbours and League debutants Masavu FC coached by Joseph Mutyaba entertain 2015 league champions Police FC at Fisheries Training Institute in Bugoga.
Coach Wasswa Bbosa, who was parachuted into the SC Villa hotseat mid-way last season by a serial sacker Immanuel Ben Misaga and steered the Blues agonisingly close to winning their elusive league title welcomes, big spenders Soana FC at Masaka Recreation Grounds where they have not lost a game since shifting base in last season.
Express FC begin the campaign on September 13 at home to stubborn Kirinya Jinja SS and with the transfer inactivity that has characterised the Red Eagles’ off season, they face a daunting opening game, while last season’s surprise package Onduparaka welcome Proline at the unfriendly confines of Green Light Stadium in Arua.
UPL new boys Mbarara City will trek miles to Jinja to face BUL FC at Kakindu Stadium.