The endless television woes in Ugandan football have taken a fresh twist.

Barely hours to the much anticipated kick off of the match day 18 Uganda Premier League fixtures, an official statement from the league organizing board has suspended the league until further notice.

In a document released on Friday after the Azam TV broadcast vans were denied access at Nakivubo stadium, the clubs have been stopped from honouring the respective stadia.

The detailed statement signed by the Chairman of the Uganda League board, Abas Kawaase:

“Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No: 1004 dated 17th February 2015.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice”

There were three games scheduled to take place on Friday.

UPL Manager, Paul Kabaikaramu however defies from the statement and confirms the league will go on. “I am not aware of any decision by FSL. Teams should respect the league fixtures”

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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