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2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League Kicksoff Today With 6 Fixtures

  • KCCA FC celebrating after winning 2016/17 league title

Big guns SC Villa and KCCA start at home whilst Vipers will be away on Tuesday when the league kicks off with either targeting a bright start.

At Masaka, record league winners SC Villa begin the hunt for the elusive 17th title with an affair against Shafik Bisaso coached Soana.

The centre of attention will be on Bisaso who was sacked at Villa Park before being replaced by Bbosa and thus will have a big point to prove against his former employers.

The hosts will look to new signings Simon Sserunkuma, Allan Kyambadde and Mahad Kakooza for inspiration but may miss midfielder Nicholas Kakooza due to delay in registration.

The visitors have former SC Villa attacker Emmanuel Kalyowa to look up to.

At Lugogo, Patrick Kaddu and Jamil Maliyamungu turn guns against the most recent employers as KCCA start title defence with a tie against FUFA Big League winners Maroons.

A lot has gone under the waters at KCCA with last year’s MVP Geoffrey Sserunkuma leaving but Mike Mutebi has confidence in the new bred to defend the title.

Derrick Nsibambi will lead the attack and the Lugogo faithful will hope he fills the big boots of departed Sserunkuma.

Maroons coach Asaph Mwebaze has spent most of the pre-season trying to resign but has kept most of the experienced players as well as exciting youngster Pius Obuya.

In Matugga, former champions Vipers visit tricky Bright Stars who look rejuvenated after the partnership with Keisuke Honda.

Their record against the Fred Kajoba coached side stands at three wins in the previous eight meetings and the previous three encounters have produced one goal.

Last season, Deus Bukenya won the game with a thunder bolt of a strike and Duarte Da Costa will hope the same happens.

SC Vipers at training

Tom Masiko, Steven Mukwala and Taddeo Lwanga are expected to debut for the Venoms who will look to Tony Odur for goals but they have no Duncan Seninde and Moses Waiswa who are injured.

Bright Stars’ new signing Nelson Senkatuka will be the man to look out for as he tries to carry on his goal scoring spree from last season.

Elsewhere, new entrants Masavu host a new look Police side at Bugonga Fisheries Ground.

Alex Gitta’s side have had little to do in the market but they will be tough to crash at arguably one of the toughest pitches in the league.

Ddumba Saddala is the man expected to inspire the hosts while the visitors will look to Albert Mugisa and Gift Ali, the new signings from Ndejje and Proline respectively.

Other newly promoted side Mbarara City travel to Jinja to face much improved Bul who are now coached by ex-international, Kefa Kisala.

Striker Patrick Asiku will lead the hunt for goals for the self-proclaimed Eastern Giants whilst Makweth Owor will be the main man to lead the attack for the visitors.

At the Betway Green light stadium, Onduparaka host Proline seeking to protect their decent home unbeaten run.

The Caterpillars were the only side that went unbeaten at home and against a Proline side that starts life minus Gift Ali and Nelson Senkatuka, they have a very big chance.

On Wednesday, Coachless Express host Charles Ayiekoh’s Kirinya Jinja SS whilst URA take on UPDF at Namboole.

Tuesday September 12, 2017

SC Villa Vs Soana – Masaka Live on Azam One @ 4.00pm

KCCA Vs Maroons – Lugogo

Bul Vs Mbarara City – Kakindu

Bright Stars Vs Vipers – Matugga

Masavu Vs Police – Bugonga

Onduparaka Vs Proline – Arua

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Express Vs Kirinya Jinja SS – Wankulukuku

URA Vs UPDF – Namboole

Source: UPL

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