For the first time ever, Africa is set to have a University Football League.
The development was confirmed by the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUSS) general secretary, Patrick Ssebuliba on Wednesday during a press conference held at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
AUSS completed negotiations with the Association of African Sports Universities Federation (AASUF) to have the league kick off.
Initially, we are planning a four nation football tournament for Universities in Africa but the dream to expand is alive. At the moment, all the negotiations with the sponsor have been finalized. This was after the success of the University Football League that is being played for the fourth year now
South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Uganda are the four pioneer countries in the event that will be played on home and away basis.
Without revealing the sponsor, Sebuliba explained that a team of experts is set to visit Uganda in October to visit the playing facilities and finalize on other logistical issues with the universities.
We expect a team of technocrats next month. We are targeting university facilities up to standard because we plan this tournament to be held within the confines of the universities so that they also get the due mileage.
This will be first ever Universities football league on the continent.