Police FC have become the latest team to opt out of the inaugural Pilsner FUFA Super 8 tournament.
This comes just days to the start of the tournament after draws were conducted on Monday morning and the Cops drawn against 16 time record league champions SC Villa.
“We couldn’t honour the Top Eight fixtures because we have EAPCCO games to feature in, said Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru.
“Like last season, we hope to use the tournament to test the players’ fitness and competitive levels.
Abdallah Mubiru’s side are the defending champions of the East African Police Chief Cooperation (EAPCCO) games and will feature against teams from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan among others.
The Cops who were not initially slated to take part in the tournament were invited to replace reigning league champions Vipers SC who also withdrew sighting other off-season engagements.
Police will now be replaced with Bright Stars who finished 8th in the Uganda Premier League last season.
The Super 8 kicks off on Saturday with KCCA FC hosting Bul FC at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.
It is a tournament that features the top six teams from the previous Uganda Premier league season and two that won their respective groups in the FUFA Big League.
The winner of the tournament will scoop 10 million in total cash prize money while the second walks away with 5 million.
The FUFA Super 8 fixtures:
-KCCA FC vs Bul FC
-SC Villa Jogoo Vs Police FC
-Ndejje University Vs Onduparaka
-Kirinya Vs Nyamityobora FC