In a bid to boost communication prior to the Azam Uganda Premier League matches, the Uganda Premier League board as promised has initiated pre-match press conferences.
The maiden joint pre-match press conference has been held at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on the morning of Thursday, 3rd March 2016.
UPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bernard Bainamani told the media that these press conferences will be maintained in order to ensure a smooth flow of information
We shall be having regular press conferences of this nature. starting at 10 a.m till 11 am on the match eve.
Some of the coaches who attended the maiden pre-match press conference included; Charles Lukula (Soana FC.), Angelo Lonyesi (Police F.C), Abdu Samadu Musafiri (Sadolin Paints F.C), Wasswa Bbosa (Express F.C), Sadiq Wassa (URA F.C) and Joseph Mutyaba (Lweza F.C).
‘This is a great initiative that UPL has started. It should be maintained because it will help provide positive insights prior to matches’ Lonyesi told the media.
At the press conference, the coaches some of whom were accompanied by their respective captains gave hints about their teams preparations, injury updates and expectations towards the matches.
Lweza’s Ibrahim Kiyemba, Hamis Kitagenda (Soana) and Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe (Express) were some of the players’ representatives at the media briefing.
The joint press conference comes at a time there will be eight league matches coming up.
First, there will be Police F.C entertaining SCVU at Kavumba recreational stadium in Friday’s only game on the rooster.
The other seven games will be played on Saturday, 5th March 2016.
Match Day 18 Fixtures:
Friday, 4th March 2016:
Match 135: Police F.C Vs SC VU – Kavumba Recreational Grounds (4: 00 p.m) – Live on Azam T.V
Friday, 4th March 2016 (All Games start at 4 :00 p.m):
Match 136: Maroons F.C Vs Lweza F.C – Luzira Prisons Grounds
Match 137: Bright Stars F.C Vs URA F.C – Champions Stadium, Matugga
Match 138: KCCA F.C Vs BUL F.C – Nakivubo Stadium
Match 139: JMC Hippos F.C Vs SC Villa – Kakindu Stadium
Match 140: The Saints F.C Vs Soana F.C – Namboole Stadium
Match 141: Simba F.C Vs Express F.C – Bombo Barracks Stadium
Match 142: Vipers S.C Vs Sadolin Paints F.C – Buikwe Stadium