USLL Gets Sponsor Backing


case Arial, medicine sans-serif; padding: 0px; margin: 14px 0px; text-align: justify;”>This follows a series of communications between the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) and UBL regarding sponsorship of the Fufa Super League at the expense of the Uganda Super League.

UBL on September 27 wrote to Fufa saying it was unfortunate Fufa had back-tracked on their earlier position of asking clubs to meet and dissolve the USLL legally if they were to have another body organize the league.

In the said letter copied to the Minister of State for Sports, the Chairman National Council of Sports, the SuperSport Managing Director, the chairman Uganda Super League Limited and FUFA Premier (Super) League management, UBL Managing Director, Alasdair Musselwhite wrote that they will stick by the contract with USLL.

“In the absence of duly passed resolutions from USLL detailing transition to FPLL/FSLL,” reads in part the letter, “We are not comfortable honouring your request to sponsor the FPLL.

“We also have no legal basis to follow your “advice” to terminate our contractual obligations with the USLL unless USLL has failed to deliver what was contracted for.”

The letter, which has a copy, adds: “In the meantime we are required to honour our contractual obligations with USLL unless and until there is total failure of our contract with them.”

UBL signed a three-year Shs2.2b title sponsorship deal with the USLL last season and has already rolled out the package for the 2012/13 season for the clubs.

This was after SuperSport International had also penned a five-year $5m deal to broadcast USLL games, which contract is still running.

In the same letter to Fufa, UBL go ahead to question in what capacity the federation was notifying UBL that the mandate to run the League had been withdrawn from USLL yet USLL has not communicated the same directly to the sponsors.

Meanwhile, reports from Fufa indicate they have given up on UBL sponsoring their league following the latest stance from the sponsors.

Fufa vice president Mujib Kasule told Uganda Radio Network on Monday they have asked the Chief Executive Officer, Edgar Watson to write to UBL to let them know that there will be no further communication with them as pertains the sponsorship since they had showed they support USLL.

The development will, however, not be good news to the clubs that have been relying on money from sponsors UBL and Supersport to pay players but have since crossed to the rival Fufa league.

Two weeks ago SuperSport also mentioned that they will stick by the agreements signed with USLL. For two weeks now there are two parallel leagues running in Uganda.


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