KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Vipers SC became the 2017/18 Uganda Premier
League Champions after beating army side UPDF 4-1 on Friday.
Vipers SC finished
the League with 65 points, while KCCA FC who are representing
Uganda in this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Champions League failed to defend the title as they finished
second with 61 points after they were held to a 2-2 draw against
“I am so happy that
my players have given their best to win the League trophy. It is
a good feeling that we shall be playing in the CAF Champions
League next year,” Jorge Miguel daCosta, Vipers SC Coach told
Xinhua after the game.
Da Costa who joined
the team last year in March said that their target is now to win
a double since they are in the semi-finals of the Uganda Cup.
Vipers SC had last
won the Premier League title in the 2014/2015 season.
Nicholas Wadada, the
Vipers SC captain said it was a long season with tough
Teams that win their
respective Premier Leagues in Africa play in the lucrative CAF
Champions League, while those that win the knock out Cup compete
in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The three teams that
have been relegated to the lower Division include; Masavu FC,
Proline FC and army side UPDF FC. Nyamityobora FC, Ndejje
University FC and Paidha Black Angels FC are the teams that have
gained promotion to the 2018/2019 Premier League.