Kuwait based Dennis Iguma (left) in training with the rest of Uganda Cranes players at Lugogo on Saturday (Photo: FUFA Media)

The Uganda Premier League secretariat has announced an adjustment in the fixtures in order to accommodate Uganda Cranes and Uganda Kobs fixtures.

Kuwait based Dennis Iguma (left) in training with the rest of Uganda Cranes players at Lugogo on Saturday (Photo: FUFA Media)

In a communiqué signed by the UPL CEO, Bernard Bainamani, the affected clubs include Police, URA, KCCA, Vipers and Bul among others.

“Uganda Cranes will be playing an International Friendly match against Nigeria in Nigeria on Tuesday 20th November 2018 and the U-23 National Team will be playing the AFCON Qualifiers return leg match on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in South Sudan…” read part of the statement.

Accordingly, the fixtures for all Clubs that have three or more players on national duty have been rescheduled as indicated below and in accordance with article 19 (26) of FUFA Competitions Rules (If a club has three (3) or more players in the national team, the fixtures involving such a club may be called off three(3) days before and three(3) days after the national team engagement if it is to be played in Uganda and may be called off three(3) days before departure and three (3) days after return from an engagement outside Uganda).

Relatedly, CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup Fixtures were released on 9th November 2018 and they involve Vipers FC (27th -28th Nov & 4th -5th Dec 2018) and KCCA FC (14th -16th Dec 2018).

The 2018/19 UPL is already halfway into the first round with Mbarara City leading the standings with 16 points from eight games.