Ezekiel Katende (UPDF FC) battles for the ball with Fred Okot (URA FC) in the reverse fixture Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Match Day 16 Fixtures: Saturday, 10th February 2018:

  • BUL Vs URA – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
  • Masavu Vs UPDF – Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe
  • Onduparaka Vs Express – Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Police Vs Mbarara City – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
  • Proline Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • Sports Club Villa Jogoo Vs Maroons – Masaka Recreational Stadium, Masaka
  • Soana Vs Vipers – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
[/media-credit] Action between Vipers and Express during the first round of the league at Wankulukuku stadium. Both clubs kick off the second round away from home. Express will travel to Onduparaka and Vipers shall be away to Soana Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The second round of the Uganda Premier League shall be back on Saturday, 10th February 2018.

The Uganda Premier League secretariat on Sunday confirmed the fixtures in a communiqué to the media, FUFA and the media at large.

According to the fixtures released by the Uganda Premier League Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bernard Bainamani, the reigning champions Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Bright Stars have been excluded from match day 16 roster.

KCCA shall have traveled to Madagascar’s CNaPS Sport for the first leg of the CAF Champions league preliminary round.

Table leaders, Sports Club Villa Jogoo shall be home at their Masaka Recreational stadium fortress against Maroons.

During the first round at the Luzira prisons stadium, Maroons rallied from a goal down to score a last minute gasp equalizer.

SC Villa coaches Wasswa Bbosa and Paul Mutakabala shall be expected to line up mid-season signing Davis Kasirye alongside the two other recruits, goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa and left back Arthur Kiggundu.

[/media-credit] SC Villa Jogoo players celebrate a goal at Masaka last year. They kick off the second round at home against Maroons Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Paul ‘Latest’ Nkata continues with his second spell at URA in the league away to tricky opposition, BUL at the Kakindu stadium in Jinja town.

Nkata is expected to line up January 2018 signings Charles Odeke, Godfrey Ssembatya, Ibrahim Kayiwa and De Boss Kalama.

[/media-credit] Paul Nkata (white shirt) on the URA team bench against Onduparaka last year Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Kefa Kisala and his immediate assistant Peter Onen at BUL will look to the services of Douglas Owori, who was signed from Uganda Martyrs’ University (UMU), Nkozi.

Shafiq Bisaso will lead a ‘rejuvenated’ Express outfit away to giant killers, Masavu at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.

Relegation battle:

Bottom lagging UPDF, fresh from signing sharp striker Joseph Jjaanjali visits Masavu at the lake side Fisheries Training Institute play ground in Entebbe,

Masavu’s assistant coach Alex Gitta and influential player Ddumba Sadala will watch from the main stands after being slapped with a four match ban each for unsporting conduct during Masavu’s 1-0 loss away to Mbarara City.

Police kick starts the league journey without their former prodigal talisman Hood Kaweesa, midfielders Yasin Mugume and Gift ‘Gigi’ Ali as they play host to Mbarara City at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The last time Mbarara City visited Namboole was during their 2-1 victory against the tax collectors, URA.

Elsewhere, Simon Okwi and Petit Wanok are most likely to feature for Soana in their home game against Vipers at the Kavumba Recreational stadium.

Opening Games for the top clubs:

SC Villa Jogoo:

  • Saturday, 10th February 2018: SC Villa Jogoo Vs Maroons – Masaka Recreational Stadium
  • Tuesday, 20th February 2018: KCCA Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018: SC Villa Jogoo Vs URA – Masaka Recreational Stadium
  • Saturday, 3rd March 2018: Bright Stars Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
  • Saturday, 10th March 2018: Onduparaka Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Wednesday, 14th March 2018: SC Villa Jogoo Vs Masavu – Masaka Recreational Stadium

KCCA:

  • Tuesday, 20th February 2018: KCCA Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • Saturday, 3rd March 2018: KCCA Vs Soana – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • Tuesday, 27th March 2018: Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs KCCA – Bugembe Stadium, Jinja
  • Tuesday, 3rd April 2018: KCCA Vs Mbarara City – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • 11th April 2018: KCCA Vs UPDF – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

Vipers:

  • Saturday, 10th February 2018: Soana Vs Vipers – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
  • Tuesday, 13th February 2018: Vipers Vs Onduparaka – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Wednesday, 21st February 2018: Vipers Vs Mbarara City – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Friday, 2nd March 2018: Maroons Vs Vipers – Luzira Prisons Grounds
  • Wednesday, 14th March 2018: URA Vs Vipers – Mandela National Stadium

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA):

  • Saturday, 10th February 2018: BUL Vs URA – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
  • Tuesday, 13th February 2018: URA Vs Bright Stars – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018: SC Villa Vs URA – Masaka
  • Saturday, 3rd March 2018: URA Vs Police – Mandela National Stadium
  • Saturday, 10th March 2018: Soana Vs URA – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
  • Wednesday, 14th March 2018: URA Vs Vipers – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Onduparaka:

  • Saturday, 10th February 2018: Onduparaka Vs Express – Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Tuesday, 13th February 2018: Vipers Vs Onduparaka – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Wednesday, 21st February 2018: Onduparaka Vs BUL – Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Saturday, 3rd March 2018: Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Onduparaka – Bugembe Stadium, Jinja
  • Saturday, 10th March 2018: Onduparaka Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Green Light Stadium, Arua
  • Wednesday, 14th March 2018: UPDF Vs Onduparaka – Bombo Barracks Grounds

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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