The StarTimes Uganda Premier League 2021/22 campaign has been launched.
The campaign gets underway on October 15 with Express against Arua Hills headlining the three games on the day.
The launch that happened at Kati Kati Resturant in Kampala was attended by league official broadcast partners StarTimes Marketing and Brand Manager Hassan Lule, Fufa Super League Board Member, Peter Kibazo, UPL CEO Bernard Bainamani and Fufa Deputy CEO in Charge of Football, Decolas Kiiza.
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Kibazo said: “Football is coming back on the turf on October 15,” confirmed Kibazo. “One of our partners Busoga United are not on the fixtures yet but we are hopeful they will fill their obligations and be part of us for the forthcoming campaign.
“There are also five clubs that are yet to confirm their host stadiums and we hope all is sorted.
“This fixture may change depending on the clubs’ ability to meet obligations.”
“We hope government should help increase numbers in stands from 200 fans. For example, a stadium with a capacity of 10,000 fans can’t have same numbers like a church or mosque whose capacity is sometimes less than even 200.”
Decolas Kiiza said: “As Fufa, we are happy with StarTimes for ensuring league is up and running even during the Covid times,” he stated.
“For now, we shall have 200 spectators in stadiums. However they are restricted on movement in the stadium. We are still discussing internally and with government whether vaccinated people are just allowed to watch games but as of now, PCR test is a must for zones 1 and 2.
“Nevertheless, clubs must have clearance from FA if they want to have fans and must follow all guidelines and protocols as per Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.”
Hassan Lule said: “With the theme – let’s raise our flag; our customers will be treated with a unique experience this season, more TV games, more language options. This approach will have a fair representation of all regions in the country.
“The target is to have 120 games on TV in the league and a good number in the Fufa Big League.