League champions KCCA FC have Friday announced a three-year sponsorship deal worth Shs 1.29billion with communications giant MTN Uganda.
The deal according to KCCA officials will see MTN sponsor the Uganda Premier League champions’ club activities for the period.
Announcing the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte remarked, “Today we launch a partnership between two winning teams. MTN Uganda is therefore proud to sponsor KCCA FC sporting activities to the tune of over One Billion Two Hundred and Ninety Million Uganda Shillings (Shs 1.290 billion) and this will support club activities for the next three years.”
“With this landmark partnership, we are of the strong belief that this will go a long way in strengthening the club activities and by default, the players’ welfare,” he added.
KCCA FC will receive Shs 430 million per year as part of this MTN Sponsorship package.
MTN has over the years avidly supported various sports activities in Uganda ranging from the national football and the Basketball Leagues.
Rugby giants Heathens have similarly benefitted from MTN’s sponsorship of local sporting teams and star sporting performers such as golfer Deo Akope, the monthly MTN Golf Mugs, Kampala Club Chairman’s Cup to mention but a few.
MTN has previously sponsored the Uganda National Football and Cricket teams.
Congratulating KCCA FC on its recent accolades in the Uganda Premier League, Wim added, “MTN as the number one telecommunications company identifies strongly with the success that you have achieved over the recent years. In our drive to make the lives of our customers better, we have similarly scored on many fronts this year from ensuring you have a robust network to connect with your fans and families, to the various innovations in MoKash, Mobile Money, Unlimited Internet, reduced internet bundles, Ayo insurance to mention but a few.”
We have a strong partnership with KCCA already as an institution, working jointly to support development of our city and this is evident in our construction of sanitation facilities from the MTN Kampala Marathon proceeds and more recently through MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care where we invested in various KCCA schools in Lubiri and Bukoto.
The Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority Miss Jennifer Musisi lauded MTN’s support to KCCA FC. Noting that MTN’s continued support of the sporting sector continues to cement its reputation as a reliable partner in development of the city and its stakeholders. “Thank you for helping us in the transformation journey of Kampala and not tiring to partner with KCCA,” she concluded.
As a key partner in Uganda’s overall development, MTN shall continue to identify opportunities to support and sponsor in line with our mission of spreading our Y’ello wherever we operate to make our customers lives better.