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Azam Uganda Premier League 2017/18: Tense climax anticipated as champion, relegated clubs know their feat

2017/18 Azam Uganda Premier League:

Closing Round (Match Day 30) :

Friday, 25th May 2018 – All games kick off at 4:00 PM  – Follow Live action on 102.1 FUFA f.m and on all Official FUFA social media plat forms.

  • Vipers Vs UPDF – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
  • Police Vs KCCA – Nelson Mandela National Stadium
  • Sports Club Villa Jogoo Vs BUL – Masaka Recreational Stadium
  • Onduparaka Vs Bright Stars – Bet way stadium, Arua
  • Masavu Vs Express – Fisheries Training Institute, Bugonga
  • Soana Vs Maroons – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
  • Proline Vs URA – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • Mbarara City Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara

It is the final day of the 2017/18 Uganda Premier League and expectations from each of the 16 clubs in contention are definitely high.

At this material moment in time, one can not easily predict who will win the title and which of the three clubs will be relegated to the FUFA Big league.

Also, the race to finish with respectable places on the final table standings is also on apart from third placed Sports Club Villa Jogoo and fourth on the table, Onduparaka whose final positions will not be affected by the outcomes from match day 30.

Either the reigning champions KCCA FC or Vipers SC will be crowned champions by the close of business on Friday.

Vipers currently lead the table standings with 62 points and only requires a home win against relegation fighting UPDF to be declared champions, their would be third title since the 2010 and 2015 heroics.

KCCA (with 60 points) on the other hand play Police at Mandela National Stadium and will pray that they win and Vipers falters.

The race is equally close and tense at the bottom.

Any of Masavu, Express, UPDF, Proline and Soana could go down.

Soana is best suited of all since they have 31 points and only need a draw with visiting Maroons to avoid being cut off.

Express (28 points) is away to Masavu (26 points). UPDF, on 29 points visits Vipers as Proline, who also have 28 points are at home to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club.

Sports Club Villa Jogoo (55 points) entertains BUL at the Masaka Recreational Stadium and another Jinja entity is away to Mbarara City at the Kakyeka stadium.

Such is the situation that every game on the final day counts.

Break down of prize money (Total package: Shs 128M):
1 – Shs 60M
2 – Shs 20M
3 – Shs 9.6M
4 – Shs 7M
5 – Shs 5M
6 – Shs 4.5M
7 – Shs 4M
8 – Shs 3.5M
9 – Shs 2.8M
10 – Shs 2.5M
11 – Shs 2.4M
12 – Shs 2.3M
13 – 2.2M
14 – Shs 1M
15 – Shs 0.7M
16 – Shs 0.5M

 

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