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May 26, 2022

UPL ranked among top 20 leagues in Africa

By Allan Damba
Express players celebrate their victory against BUL in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League / Express Image

As Uganda Premier League drives towards semi-professionalism, it is necessary that it gets into comparison with its competitors at how well they are faring in that perspective.

As far as ranking in strength is concerned, the UPL has received a statistical 19th position placement with eight points, among CAF’s 2021 strongest leagues in Africa.

As per Interestingfootball.com, the football governing body across Africa uses a five year ranking system which is calculated according to the performances of clubs across the various federations.

Uganda’s top-tier is six places adrift of Tanzania Ligi Kuu Bara and four behind Kenya who are 13th and 15th respectively.

The Moroccan Botola Pro tops the list with 190 points followed by the Egyptian Premier League on 167 whereas Tunisia’s Ligue Professionelle 1 makes third with 140.

DR Congo’s top-flight makes the fourth on 83 points, followed closely by the Algerian Ligue 1 on 81, South Africa then follows suit in sixth 68.5 points.

Zambia, Nigeria, Guinea, and Angola’s Girabola respectively complete the top ten strongest leagues across Africa.

Sudan, Libya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Congo, Uganda and Ghana in that particular order complete the top 20.

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