IN this era when local football is competing with a far better packaged foreign product, local organisers have a daunting task. I therefore thought FUFA tried their best to raise interest in the league kick-off, that drew a fairly big crowd on a busy English FA Cup weekend.
The league was well publicised and FUFA even went an extra mile in providing extra entertainment value by hiring top local artists like Jose Chameleone and Messach Semakula. And, the situation can only get better with the reduced gate charges and free entry to games for students.
A WBS offer to regularly televise the league should in the long run also be a major tool to market the local game.
But much as the men at FUFA House are finally working, the clubs on the other hand had better also raise their game.
Saturdayâ€™s match between Police and KCC was supposed to be a cracker.
On one side you had a team with a very rich pedigree, and on the other was one of East and Central Africaâ€™s most entertaining side.
But come the match proper, and spectators were treated to a mismatch where the 2-1 result was a flattery of actual proceedings on the field. Police had better learn to finish off opponents if they are to retain the league title and make a mark in the African club championships.
KCCâ€™s below par show included a record breaking first minute red card for defender Henry Kalungi.
The cops exploited the weak opposition with impressive silky passes and with sharp marksmen should have walked away with at least five goals.
Cash strapped KCC had almost an entire squad deserting them last season after the players realised that the Lugogo side was only good at promises.
The team could also not measure up to the demands of the normal club transfers, and instead opted for free recruitment of ordinary players.
No wonder on the eve of the match, coach Jackson Mayanja was struggling at Lugogo with basic ball control drills. Mayanja is a wise man who must have foreseen all that is happening now.
Rather than risk the Lugogo fansâ€™ wrath, he didnâ€™t promise immediate success, but instead made it clear that the novices he had still had a lot to learn.
The big question is how many Super League teams are like KCC or even worse off ?
Clubs must raise their game