Kenyan Premier League of recent has been one of the outstanding leagues on the African continent during the time of Supersport TV but for the past three seasons it seen a lot of decline due to finances and poor organisation.
Former SC Villa forward who has played in both Uganda premier league before and Kenya Premier League for three seasons, He has put on weight for us the two leagues whiling talking to Ndibba.com.
He is now a free agent having ended his contract with Sony Sugar.
“When I joined Kenya Premier league three years back, KPL was much more organised than Uganda Premier League in terms of Competition and finances, however in recent two seasons UPL is much more organised than KPL.” Achema Robert Said before he Continued.
“UPL has been more organised in the last two seasons, more Competition among teams is visible now and some Clubs are financially somehow Ok, clubs like KCCA FC, Vipers SC, Wakiso Giants, BULL FC, URA FC and Busoga United are able to pay up their player’s salaries up-to-date.”
About stronger teams Robert Says that KPL has got more Stronger teams than UPL.
“KPL has got many more stronger teams that Compete for titles for every season 5 to 6 teams compared UPL were its only Vipers SC and KCCA FC fighting for the title every the other season.”
About finances Achema Robert Says that KPL has seen decline in finances over the past seasons since the departure of Key sponsors of the league unlike in UPL were they have got sponsors and games are always on TV on StarTimes and some clubs have endeavoured to look for their sponsors for example KCCA FC, Express FC , Viper SC and Mbarara City have sponsors.”
About Fans turning up for the games.
“Low turn up fans in stands in Kenya Premier League unless you are playing Gor Mahia and AFC leopards who have got huge fan base and some home games, but in Uganda the number of fans in stadium are increasing day by day, UPL has got a huge fan base with the likes SC Villa, Express FC , KCCA FC and of recent Onduparaka FC, Viper SC who are always assured of their fans most especially while playing at home.”
“The officiation is a bit the same, average even in KPL some much officials got ban of alleged poor officiation of matches in KPL like I had in Uganda”. He concluded .
Robert Achema has previously played for SC Villa, BUL FC , Sadoline ( now Kansai Plascon ) in Uganda while in Kenya he had two stints with Western Stima, Tusker FC and Sony Sugar FC .
His contract with Sony Sugar expired and is set to make a comeback to Uganda Premier League next season with his next destination not yet revealed.