Details emerging from UBC show that the National Broadcaster has failed to secure Broadcasting rights for the African Cup of Nations-Afcon.
The negotiations between Uganda, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Africa Union of Broadcasters (AUB) to allow UBC to broadcast the games on credit have failed to yield results. UBC had sought Parliament’s intervention to compel Government to avail Sh1 billion to pay for the rights.
However, the Government can only release the money in the first quarter of this financial year, which begun at midnight. Now, in an internal memo to Staff, the UBC management regrets not being able to host Afcon.
Several Ugandans took to social media on Sunday night to express their disappointment over the failure by the National Broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Cooperation (UBC) to broadcast the match between Uganda Cranes and Egypt.
The Uganda Cranes advance to the knock out stage of Afcon despite a 2-0 loss to Egypt last night. Uganda qualified after DRC stopped Zimbabwe 4:0, which guaranteed Uganda a second place in Group A.