StarTimes Uganda Premier League is back!

Vipers SC players celebrate after scoring against Busoga United - StarTimes UPL 2021

After a seven weeks break to give way for the national team to prepare for 2021 CHAN tournament, the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) first-round resumes with reigning champions SC Vipers playing their rescheduled games.

Vipers who stand with seven points on the table from their three matches and are just two matches behind the table leader, will host Myda FC at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende who have one point from four games.

The match which will kick off at 3 pm on Saturday 6th February 2021, is an opportunity for Vipers to elevate their position on the table to solidify a firm grip of defending the title they won last season.

On 9th February 2021, Vipers will be hosted by Express FC at Wankulukuku Stadium, which match will see all the clubs have a total of 5 match fixture.

It should be noted that these two matches had to be postponed to pave way for Viper’s engagements in CAF Champions League.

Other fixture games will resume on 12th February

Uganda Premier League (UPL) CEO Mr Bernard Bainamani noted that the League shall have to go on to a marathon due to the time lost in order to complete the league within FUFA’s Activity Calendar for 2020/21 season.

The League started late specifically on 3rd Dec 2020 as compared to our usual kick-off which is always the first week of September. This means we lost three months.

This implies we shall have
a short break of maybe a week in between first and second round or even no break in the circumstances.

He added that they expect a very competitive season judging from the results of the first five matchdays so far played. UPDF FC were table leaders before the CHAN break. This is a testimony that the competition will be stiff. UPDF FC bounced back to the SUPL this season and they have already made a statement of intent.

However, football fans should remember that even as the games resume, there is a need to abide by the Standard Operating Procedures as set up by the Ministry of Health in regards to sports activities.

To this effect, StarTimes has pledged to televise more live games than the previous seasons to enable Ugandans to follow the action.

The Director Branding and Marketing at StarTimes, Isma Lule affirmed that the games are available on Sanyuka TV under StarTimes Nova bouquet at an affordable price of 12,000/- a month for those using.

Antenna decoder, for those using Satellite decoder Nova Bouquet monthly subscription, goes for only 13,500/.

It is worth noting that FUFA has been carrying out COVID-19 testing for players, coaches, referees and other essential staff which enabled the league to kick off.

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