It is right for one to say that the StarTimes Uganda Premier League is surely growing as a brand.
With many games broadcast live on television, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has improved the league with cash prizes for top flight teams.
The Prize money for Fufa’s ten Competitions was in January last year boasted from Shs20m to Shs426m, with the Premier League taking a lion’s share of Shs128m.
However, according to the Daily Monitor, this season’s champions KCCA who clinched their 13th league title and thrashed Maroons FC 6-1 on Saturday, won themselves an additional Sh 40m tallying to Shs60m, while former league champions Vipers who came second took home Shs20m.
Previously, Fufa president Moses Magogo, defended the gap between champions and the second saying “It should inspire the second to finish first. We reward excellence,” he said.
Uganda Revenue Authority FC who finished in third place will pocket Shs9.6m, while fourth placed Tooro United FC, who had their best season ever sloted home Shs7m.
The sides that were promoted to the elite league in Ndejje, Nyamityobora and Paidha were relegated. Ndejje,
They will however receive Shs1m, Shs0.7m and Shs0.5m respectively.
In the previous seasons, this kind of development lacked in FUFA’s structure probably because they were no funds allocated.
But this the new development, this is surely going to beef up competiton amongst the teams within the league.