Some of the new KCCA players at their unveiling

The second round of Uganda Premier League (UPL) has been scheduled to kick off in a fortnight’s time.

This was confirmed to in the wake of Uganda’s elimination from the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan)  Morocco.

In fact, Cranes players returned from yet another underwhelming Chan on Tuesday with focus now shifting to the league and Uganda Cup.

“Tentatively,” UPL CEO Bernard Bainamani confirmed, “the second round of the league resumes on February 10, next Saturday.” Second round fixtures are expected to be released anytime now.

In the meantime, clubs continue to beef up their squads, with KCCA unveilling at least six new acquisitions.

Elsewhere, 16-time record champions – SC Villa, ended the first round top of the standings on 32 points, three ahead of the defending champions, KCCA, after 15 matches.

Coach Wasswa Bbosa’s Blues are looking for the club’s first league title since 2004.

Then, former Uganda Cranes coach – now Orlando Pirates boss – Micho Sredojevic led them to four successive honours from 2001. Micho’s run was a continuation of successive league titles from 1998.

KCCA have since won five more league titles to cut the deficit to Villa’s 16 to just four.

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