Come tommorow,finally the uganda premier league will kick off with soltilo Bright Stars hosting KCCA in the only fixture of the day. Friday as well will have a host of games but the next day Saturday will see the WestNile representatives in the league onduparaka lock horns with 6 time champions Express. A fixture which has intresting statistics. Since joining the elite league the two teams have met 6 times between themselves, onduparaka winning thrice, drawing twice and losing once.
However what should be noted in this encounter is that onduparaka is coming against their former bank rollers Betway who now sponsor Express fc and a change in fortune for both clubs, as express seems to bash in money, reorganizing their structures and attracting fans back to the club,the same can not be said of onduparaka who have suffered financial challenges recently, rebranding from their motto “the struggle continues” to ” Glory be to God”staff crossing to newly rebranded arua hill sc and dwindling fan base coupled to being inattractive to sponsors.
What remains to be seen is how this mixed fortunes will help boost the agenda of either clubs.
The first game points will be important for either of the teams in this post covid error to boost their replica shirt sales since we expect no fans in the stadia
Both teams boost of reforcements, Express having acquired experience, most notably Murshid Juko but onduparaka will totally be a new team out of the dugger with very few old faces like okocha the roving left back among the few old faces to have stayed put.
Matchday 1 Fixture
|Date||Home team||Away team||Match venue|
|3rd December||Vipers SC||MYDA FC||St. Mary’s Stadium|
|3rd December||Soltilo Bright Stars||KCCA FC||TBC|
|4th December||Police FC||Wakiso Giants FC||MTN Omondi Stadium|
|4th December||BUL FC||SC Villa||TBC|
|5th December||Onduparaka FC||Express FC||Green Light Stadium|
|5th December||Mbarara City FC||URA FC||TBC|