The Pepsi University Football League returns for its 10th season after a two-year hiatus due the government covid restrictions.

Last played in March 2020 after schools were closed and sports activities in the country suspended, the University Football League was unable to resume due to the world's longest school closure. However, following the full reopening of the economy earlier this year, the league is now set to kick-off on Tuesday 5th April 2022.

Speaking at the launch of the 10th season, AUUS President, Kabenge Peninah said preparations have been ongoing and they are glad to finally be back to full action.

"We have been working behind the scene to ensure the league returns sooner rather than later and I am glad that preparations are now complete and we are here today to launch our 10th season," Kabenge said.

"We are particularly excited that what started with just 6 universities from around Kampala has since grown tremendously and today as we launch our 10th season of the Pepsi University Football League, 22 universities from across the entire country will be competing," Kabenge added.

"Let me also take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Pepsi and Nile Special who were part of us at the start in 2012 and are here with us today 10 years later. Thank you," Kabenge said.
Ssentongo Ernest the Pepsi Brand Manager said the brand is pleased to have been part of the University Football League over the years.

"As Pepsi we are all about football and music. And it is exciting today to be here to not only launch another season of the Pepsi University Football League but to celebrate 10 years of competition. Congratulations UFL, Congratulations AUUS and Congratulations Red Rhino on this milestone," Ssentongo said.

On his part, Red Rhino Director Obal Atubo thanked AUUS and Pepsi and Nile Special for their partnership in supporting what has become an important national competition.

"I thank God that we are here today celebrating the 10th season of the Pepsi University Football League. This is something that we cannot take for granted and I give God all the praise and glory for this achievement. I also thank AUUS, all the participating universities, our sponsors Pepsi and Nile Special and others and FUFA for being a part of what has become an important national competition. We look forward to another 10 years of accelerated growth," Obal said.

University Football League OC Chairman, Kisenyi Vincent said a total of 22 universities are competing in the 10th season of the University Football League, an increase from 20 teams the previous season.

"This season we shall be having 22 teams competing in the Pepsi University Football League. The previous season we had 20. The additional teams are Makerere University, Ndejje University and Victoria University," Kisenyi said.

"The teams shall be divided into 6 groups with 4 groups having 4 teams and 3 groups having 3 teams. The top team from each group as well as the 2 best runners-up will proceed to the knockout stages with the finals scheduled to be played in November," Kisenyi added.