By Leilah Bbaale
Uganda Premier League has scheduled this Thursday to crown Express FC champions of this year’s Star Times Uganda Premier League.
Bernard Bainamani, Uganda Premier League Chief Executive Officer CEO told Spice FM on Monday that Express FC will be crowned at a scientific function with only 20 people at Star Times Offices in Nakasero.
Last week, the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA declared Express FC winners of the Star-Times Uganda Premier league with four matches ahead because of the COVID-19 lockdown, which led to the suspension of the league.
By the time president, Museveni announced the 42 day’s lockdown, Express was leading the table with 58 points followed by URA FC with 57 points gathered from the same number of matches. As Uganda Premier League has announced plans to crown Express FC, Spice FM has learnt Vipers SC, which won last year’s league is yet to get their hands on the trophy.
The Venoms were announced as the champions of Uganda’s top tie last year when the league was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simon Njuba, Vipers SC Chief Executive Officer confirmed to URN that they have never received the trophy from the League Secretariat, saying that they only stopped on the cash Prize from FUFA.
Bernard Bainamani, CEO of Uganda Premier League also confirmed that Vipers never got the trophy. He, however, claimed that the UPL Secretariat engaged Vipers on several occasions to award them the trophy but they never responded.