Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




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

Football | Uganda

Kavuma Kabenge @ SS com

USL boss impressed with progress



Uganda Super League (USL) board chairman Julius Kavuma Kabenge is impressed with the competition’s progress since clubs took to managing it themselves.

The USL clubs started running the professional aspiring league on their own, hitherto managed by the local FA – Fufa - in the 2010/11 season but it was not until the following campaign that it made great leaps and bounds.

It is in that season that SuperSport International penned a five-year broadcast deal worth $5m with the USL and Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) agreed to a Shs2.2b three-year title sponsorship deal.

In his New Year’s message, a satisfied Kabenge thanked all the sponsors and clubs for playing their part in the development of the game of football and set sights for even bigger things.

“It was in this (2011/12) season that we had some of our league matches televised live on SuperSport for the first time in the history of Ugandan football,” said Kabenge.

“The title winner being determined on the final day was also another breath taking moment for the league.”

Express clinched their first league title in 16 years with URA and Bunnamwaya having all entered the final day with a chance to lifting it.

This season’s first round will end January 19 and will have a total of 55 matches played out of the scheduled 110 for the 2012/13 campaign. Of these, seven matches have been televised live on SuperSport so far.

“SuperSport has delivered on part of the sponsorship contract by paying the fees,” explained Kabenge, adding, “Bell Lager, the title sponsors, paid the contracted fees, delivered club kits for all the clubs (two sets each), footballs and drinking water(60 cartons to each club).

“USLL has (also) honoured its part by organizing the matches and ensuring a fair participatory season.”

Among other things the USL intends to work on this year, according to Kabenge, include putting in place a proper player contracting system which will be respected by all parties. This will be done during the window period of January 2013.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


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

Live Video Streaming

Thu, 24 Apr @ 05:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 21:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 21:00

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...

Sunday Oliseh
Do Brazil deserve the favourites tag?
In the build up to the World Cup, I’ll be previewing the teams involved, starting with hosts...