USL says young fans will return to stadiums

Uganda Super League chairman Julius Kavuma Kabenge, has stated that the league will only get better only when the younger fans start coming to watching the games at the various stadiums.

“It’s the young generation that we targeting to return to the the stadiums,” Kabenge said recently. “We should forget about the old generation of fans who still have a mentality that has failed to change.”

Since the introduction of pay TV SuperSport and other sponsors the fans have been very few in numbers in the stands however teams like Express FC have had a reasonable crowd attentance on match day. “We don’t care if the number are few now, but that is going to change after the mentality of our society changes,” Kabenge stated. “We are living in a age of technology and now that is what we have to change and its the media together with the fans that will bring our game back to its level.”

The Uganda Super League, signed a five year deal worth US $ 5 million with South African-based sports channel SuperSport, in April this year. It is the biggest in the league’s history since Gateway Television’s 2007 deal.

SuperSport has deals to broadcast the Kenya Premier League and the Uganda Super League and are still venturing to sponsor most of the leagues in Sub Saharan Africa they also show the Zambian,Angolan and South African Premier League.

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