Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Uganda

SuperSport clear air on USL



SuperSport International have moved to clear the air regarding their sponsorship of the Uganda Super League Limited (USL).

Speculation was ripe on social media and Ugandan press that the South African-based broadcasters, who last year signed a five-year $5m deal to telecast USL matches, had pulled out of the contract.

But in an official statement released on Tuesday evening, SuperSport have dismissed those rumours while acknowledging the difficult times Ugandan football is going through.

“As a football rights holder in Uganda, SuperSport is concerned about administrative problems affecting Ugandan football,” it reads.

“We are monitoring the situation carefully and considering our position. SuperSport will not comment publicly on speculation in that regard for various reasons, including legal issues.”

The animosity arose when the local federation, Fufa, apparently withdrew the mandate to run the league from the USL.

USL still has a running contract with SuperSport and insist they are legally running the league.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Premier League preview - part 1
Maybe it is a sign of my age, or an indication of how the last two seasons have been for the club I...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref's job becoming more difficult
What you are about to read may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but it’s true.

Segun Odegbami
Sunday's foreign choice
If a foreign coach is undesirable, what makes a foreign assistant acceptable?

Carol Radull
Is this Gor Mahia's year?
Gor Mahia is having a bit of a dream season. A total of 18 games into the season, they are unbeaten.

Sunday Oliseh
Super Eagles job: an uphill task worth taking
It is definitely the most delicate football job on the African continent and the most demanding.

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...