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Such a deal would be a shot in the arm for the local league that needs to market the Ugandan players. At the moment there is no Ugandan player in the professional ranks.
Currently only defending champions, Kyambogo Warriors, have a well documented television deal with local television station NBS to air their big games all season while Pearl Sporto, a new local sports channel that airs on Star Times digital, also relies National Division One league basketball.
“We (FUBA) are in a few weeks going to unveil new sponsors in Ugandan basketball,” Balunywa to ChimpSport at Uganda Olympic Committee offices in Lugogo today.
“The negotiations with to bring back SuperSport in Uganda is nearly done and our focus is having them air live our NBL playoffs,” he added.
It should be understood SuperSport three years back ventured into Ugandan sport inking a five year deal worth $5m with the Uganda Super League whose fate is apparently unknown.
The South African giants have already agreed to air Kenyan basketball
The channel (SuperSport 9) also airs other sporting events (athletics, cricket, rugby, football and volleyball) in Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.