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Varsity football League expands to 20 teams

The Pepsi University Football League (UFL) returns for another season with an expanded format featuring 20 teams in the group stage this year.

Last season, 16 teams competed in the group stage of the annual tournament. Now in its ninth season, UFL has grown tremendously since its inaugural season in 2012 that had just six universities.

Speaking at the draws, organising committee chairman, Vincent Kisenyi said the expansion is in line with the UFL vision of providing all university students in the country a platform to showcase and develop their skills.

Tracy Kakuru, the Crown Beverages corporate communications manager, said Pepsi is proud to be associated with the University Football League as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary next year in 2021.

The teams were pooled as follows Group A: Kabale University, Kyambogo University, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, University of Kisubi; Group B: Islamic University in Uganda, Kampala International University, Kumi University, Uganda Christian University; Group C: Busitema University, International University of East Africa, Kampala University, Uganda Martyrs University.

Group D includes Bishop Stuart, Makerere University Business School, St. Lawrence University, YMCA Comprehensive while Group E has Bugema University, Gulu University, Muni University and Nkumba University.

Matches are to be played between this month and May.

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