With the StarTimes Uganda Premier League season 2023/2024 kicking off on Friday , the sponsors, StarTimes, are pulling out all the stops to get fans back in the stadiums. This includes organizing night games and inviting musicians to perform during the matches.
NBS Sport is proud to announce that they will be broadcasting one UPL game per matchday this season. This is in line with their values of promoting Ugandan sports. In addition to NBS Sport, there will be three other TV stations broadcasting the league this season.
Unlike the previous season, the new season will have 16 teams. Kyetume was excluded from the league due to failing to meet the licensing requirements, while Onduparaka and Blacks Power FC were relegated to the FUFA Big League. Three new clubs, NEC FC, Kitara FC, and Mbarara City, have been promoted to the top flight.
NBS Sport will kick off their coverage on matchday 1, when SC Villa, one of the title contenders, hosts newly promoted Kitara FC at 4:00 PM at the Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.
FUFA has also released a set of rules and regulations governing the use of floodlights during night games in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. Only St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende and the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo will be allowed to host night matches this season. According to the new FUFA regulations, any UPL match that starts after 5:00 PM or goes beyond 6:00 PM will be considered a night match.