New developments have emerged and we can reliably confim that the Pilsner Super 8 pre-season tournament will not take place this year, and StarTimes UPL league players will instead take part in the new and first of a kind All-Stars match as part of their preparations for the upcoming 2021/22 season.
The Super 8 tournament is usually played prior to the Start of a new Uganda Premier League season, featuring the top 6 Premier League clubs plus the top two entrants from the second division league, the FUFA Big League from the previous season who compete for an ultimate prize taken by the winner.
The competition did not take place last year as a result of the limited time, that was a result of the disruptions caused by the covid-19 first wave in Uganda that put all sports on a halt. And when the restrictions where lifted, there was little time to have the tournament coupled with less time for preparations and licensing concerns.
The same will be the case for this year as the organisers cited limited time for preparations as the eading cause. However, as opposed to last season, this time round, the tournament has been replaced by a different arrangement altogether, packaged by the organisers as the All-Stars game happening on the 27th of September, 2021.
The StarTimes UPL All-Stars game will have the StarTimes UPL fans chose the players they wish to feature in the game. The game will also treat us to a new rivalry between old foes Mike Mutebi and Sam Ssimbwa who will manage either side of the resulting two teams, each posing with a Ugandan football legend’s name.
The two teams are cordially named Dubymax Kirunda and Dubymax Hasule which will be managed by Mike Mutebi and Sam Ssimbwa respetively with the winning team players bagging Ushs. 1m each. Players from the losing end will take Ushs. 500,000. Meanwhile, the winning coach will bag Ushs. 5m and as opposed to the opponent’s Ushs. 3m.
The Tournament This was all made possible by the league sponsors StarTimes Uganda and Dubymax Electronics.