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UPL Second Round fixtures to delay

By Yekoyada Saaka

Added 10th December 2019 04:45 PM

“We are working with these clubs as well as the FUFA licensing committee to inspect these venues..."

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Uganda Premier League CEO Bernard Bainamani. courtesy photo

“We are working with these clubs as well as the FUFA licensing committee to inspect these venues..."

Uganda Premier League's second-round fixtures will be delayed according to CEO Bernard Bainamani.

In an exclusive interview, after awarding the pilsner player and coach of the month of November at Kati Kati Restaurant on Monday, Bainamani said the delay will be caused by the unconfirmed venues by teams that have not worked much to prepare their home grounds to meet the required standards set by the FUFA Licensing Committee.

“Of course the speed with which we release fixtures depends on clubs and the FUFA licensing committee. Towards the end of the just-concluded round many venues were suspended,” Ainamani noted.

“So it also puts us in a very difficult position to draft second-round fixtures with all these unresolved issues about venues,”

He, however, promised that if all the unresolved issues get sorted as early as possible, the league will resume early next year in January.

“We are working with these clubs as well as the FUFA licensing committee to inspect these venues, confirm them so that we can release the fixtures,” he added.

The first round ended with Vipers SC on top of the log, four points ahead of KCCA FC.

 

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