Leading telecommunications giants Airtel Uganda Limited has on Monday, 6th November 2017 at Serena Hotel renewed their partnership with Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as Uganda Cranes main sponsors. Part of the package will be spent on FUFA Juniors League, Airtel FUFA Awards and The Uganda Cranes Regional Tours.
The new sponsorship is worth Ug.shs 10 billion for a period of four years.
It was officially unveiled at Serena International Hotel in Kampala before a fully packed media presence.
FUFA was ably represented by the President, Eng Moses Magogo and FUFA staff, Airtel Uganda Limited’s delegation was led by the Managing Director, VG Somasekhar and Government was represented by the state minister of sports Hon. Charles Bakabulindi.
An ecstatic FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo lauded the main sponsors for the renewal of the partnership.
‘I thank Airtel Uganda for this renewal. Coaches, players, referees create the football product which is marketable to the fans and sponsors and regulated by Government. This is the biggest sponsorship in the history of this country. It is not about today but the future. Airtel Uganda even supported FUFA in the regional campaigns and the FUFA Awards for two years now. I also thank the Government of Uganda for the support throughout the AFCON and World Cup qualification campaigns.’ FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo.
Uganda Cranes team captain Dennis Onyango and his vice Hassan Wasswa Mawanda represented the players.
This is arguably the biggest sports sponsorship in Uganda and for football in particular, thanks to the able leadership of the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, the FUFA Executive committee, delegates and the members of the FUFA Secretariat.
Uganda Cranes other sponsors include Nile Breweries Limited, Eco Bank and National Insurance Corporation (NIC).
The Cranes entered residential camp in preparation for the final 2018 FIFA World Cup group E away qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on 12th November 2017.