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AFCON: Uganda cannot broadcast the matches – UBC

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By EDGE.UG

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) has apologized to Ugandans for not being able to broadcast African Cup of Nations (AFCON) currently ongoing in Egypt.

The national broadcaster cited circumstances beyond its control.

Management said the Confederation of African Football ( CAF ) which holds Afcon broadcast rights required that all countries pay for the rights in advance.

“However the release of funds by the ministry of Finance could not have been done in time for the tournament, a position which CAF rights policy didn’t support. “

“While there  was goodwill from the Speaker of Parliament to the concerned ministries, it was not possible to circumvent the process.”

Management said it engaged with CAF for a deferred payment but was unsuccessful.

—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: July 05, 2019 at 03:30PM

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