Ugandan are crazy about soccer. They love the national team ‘The Uganda Cranes’. Even year after year of disappointment has never wavered the support for the failure to qualify for a major tournament.
However, other than the World cup which just ended a few days back, there is one other tournament that gets the blood of Ugandans racing .The English Premier League.
This weekend it returns on our screens and FM stations (with live commentary). Ugandans are sure going to be following in big numbers as usual. Parties are usually organised for diehard fans just before kickoff and also at the end of the season. Most fans in Uganda support Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Even artists are crazy about the whole Premier league thing. The likes of Bebe Cool and DJ Michael have songs praising players and teams plying their trade in the league. Remember ‘Kyoka Ars ars ars Arsenal asinga?. There are usually Bar arguments and brawls when things get heated up especially in games involving Manchester United and Arsenal.
Manchester United who have been rejuvenated by the appointment of Dutch master Luis Van Gaal, kickoff the season at: 45PM against Swansea City. Defending Champions Manchester City start their defence of the title against Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Sunday while first runner-up Liverpool are up against Southampton.
Jose Mourhino’s Chealsea who have invested heavily again are favourites to win it after signing Francesco Fabrigas from Barcelona, Diego Cost (Atletico Madrid) and the returning club legend Didier Drogba from Galatasaray. Liverpool who have so far signed about eight players want to better their last season’s finish of second. Arsenal have also brought in new faces like Alexis Sanchez
We at Chano8 will keep you updated on events and may the best team win.
Sat 16 Aug 2014 – Premier League
- Man Utd v Swansea 12:45
- Leicester v Everton 15:00
- QPR v Hull 15:00
- Stoke v Aston Villa 15:00
- West Brom v Sunderland 15:00
- West Ham v Tottenham 15:00
- Arsenal v Crystal Palace 17:30
Sun 17 Aug 2014 – Premier League
- Liverpool v Southampton 13:30
- Newcastle v Man City 16:00
Mon 18 Aug 2014 – Premier League
- Burnley v Chelsea 20:00