February 6, 2015

Court Dismisses SuperSport’s Application To Stop Live Broadcast Of League Matches

The Commercial Court has today dismissed the application by SuperSport International Limited seeking an interim order stopping Fufa and Azam TV to broadcast live matches of the Uganda Super League (USL).

Multichoice Uganda General Manager Charles Hamya was in Court
Multichoice Uganda General Manager Charles Hamya was in Court

Thaddeus Opesen, the Registrar of the Commercial Court accepted the SuperSport lawyers led by David Mpanga to withdraw the application after they failed to prove that Charles Hamya (the Multichoice General Manager) had authority from SuperSport International Limited to institute the suit.

The latest development comes after the Uganda FA terminated a running contract with SuperSport  through Uganda Super league Limited (USLL) and on Monday signed a US$1.9 million contract with Tanzania based Azam TV for a three and a half period.

USLL who sold the League broadcasting rights to South African based SuperSport had reportedly asked court to stop the broadcast till the main matter is heard on March 3rd.

Alex Luganda, the Fufa Legal Committee chairman told URN at the Commercial Court that although the Registrar dismissed the application with costs, he thinks the SuperSport lawyers will re-apply. But Luganda said they are ready to battle in Court because they have no contract with the South African based company, SuperSport international.

Fufa Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson, Vice President in-charge of the League, Dennis Mbidde and Azam Media Uganda Ltd General Manager, Simon Arineitwe also attended the Court session.

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