UPL Secretariat Justifies Delayed Fixture Release

Uganda Premier League secretariat has backed their delayed release of the 2022/23 fixture.

The secretariat was supposed to release the final Uganda Premier League fixture on August 22, per the earlier action plan issued, a move that has not been made possible.

In an exclusive interview with League manager Paul Kabaikaramu, the delay has been caused by Club Licensing procedure.

The Stadium inspection is expected to start this week while there is still a pending Kyetume case.

“For us to release the fixture, we must have venues and the teams that are going to take part. You are aware that Kyetume has an issue and were given a Monday (August 23) deadline,” Kabaikaramu told The-SportsNation.

“That process has to go to the end because otherwise I am drawing a fixture of how many teams? After we get that communication which we expect by today or tomorrow, then also confirmation of Club venues, then we will be good to go.

“For us (UPL Secretariat), we are even ready as of now. We are just waiting for the Kyetume case to be resolved to know what we put in the fixture.”

League manager Paul Kabaikaramu

The draft fixtures were supposed to be released on August 10 by the Secretariat before the final fixture 12 days later.

The League is tentatively to start on September 30, and Kabaikaramu is confident that the kickoff dates will not be altered.

He explained: “Originally, our plan was to have the fixture ready by a month before then Kickoff on September 10 which was later postponed to 30th. This is not going to affect us in anyway, we can’t push any further.”

“And to add, by close of this week, we could have the fixture out if all goes to plan.”

The Pilsner Super Eight Competition will not be played as it stands for another season running while the All Star match is scheduled to be played on September 1.



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