Poor Uganda Netball Federation Calls Off League

Uganda Netball Federation has suspended the Netball Super League until further notice.

Over the weekend, none of the five scheduled league games at Kibuli was played.

A letter addressing the matter was earlier shared on Friday evening before it was deleted from the official pages.

The UNF Planning and Organising Committee told the Team Managers: “This is to kindly inform you that due to unavoidable circumstances, the National Women Netball Super League has been temporarily suspended until further notice

“The presumption will be communicated of the earliest time possible. Any inconveniences caused are highly regretted.”

Netball Super League action. (Uganda Netball Federation photos)

TheSportsNation sources have learnt that league was suspended due to lack of finances.

But it’s strong to note that before the league started, for the very first time, teams were asked to pay Sh2.5m for registration.

Two teams KBK and Airforce failed to meet the requirements and were left out, before the season threw off on September 24 2022 with 12 teams at Kamwokya.

The First round successful ended, and the second round started last Saturday and Wednesday with games at Luzira.

The league, per the fixture, was meant to end on March 25 2023.

And with the new developments, it remains to be seen if the that will be observed.

It’s a disturbing development especially in a year when She Cranes will be taking part at the 2023 Netball World Cup due July/August in South Africa.

Uganda Netball offices at Old Kampala

Netball Federation has on various occasions cited financial constraints, with the Federation’s offices closed in December last year due unpaid rent rising to Sh12m.

Sarah Babirye Kityo while appearing in front of Parlimantary Adhoc Committee accusing NCS General Secretary Dr Patrick Bernard Ogwel of asking for kickbacks from Government money meant released to Federations!



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