Corperate League Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Date: 2nd April 2017
  • Event: Start of the 15th Corporate League Season
  • Venue: Kyadondo Rugby Ground
[/media-credit] 2017 Corporate League launch at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Thursday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The success of the Uganda Corporate League over the past 15 years has witnessed a complete evolution and metamorphosis across the different regimes of administration.

From the primary game football, the league expanded to Athletics, Fun games, Darts, Pool, Swimming, Netball and Woodball (added in 2015), now a new sport – Golf has penetrated the menu.

Addressing journalists at Hotel Africana in Kampala during the launch of this year’s sports calendar, Richard Okot the chairperson of the Corporate League appreciated all the previous companies that have been taking part as he warmly ushered in the new ones.

It is a pleasure to announce that the Corporate League this year will return with a bang on 2nd April 2017 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds in Kampala.

Good enough, we have 11 new companies that have been admitted and a new sport – Golf.

[/media-credit] Corperate League chairman, Richard Okot addresses the media during the launch held at Hotel Africana in Kampala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

11 New Entrants:

There are 11 new companies that have been admitted to the Corporate League due to public demand.

These include; Pepsi, Electoral Commission,  Ndejje University, Uganda National Roads Authority, Total E&P, Parliament of Uganda, Entrepreneurs’ Financial Center, Uganda Health Marketing Group, Roofings Rolling Mills, Kwese TV and Movit.

The new entrants join the other 35 corporate organizations that featured last year to make a grand total of 46.

[/media-credit] A golfer energetically drives off the Tee-Box. Golf will be played by the company CEO’s of the companies taking place in the Corporate League Credit: Kawowo Sports

New Sport:

Golf joins the ever swelling list of events on the menu. The other sports are Football, Woodball, Netball, Darts, Pool and Swimming.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Cause:

Like it has always been in the past, there is a particular Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project attached to the Corporate League at the end of every season.

This year’s CSR cause will be taken to the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda to facilitate a health Center.

Okot highlighted to the media the projected goals for the Corporate League that include among others identifying the Corporate League setting, setting up a permanent home to host the Corporate League outings, seeking a partnership with sponsor  as well as involving the media at all times.

Vice Chairman of the Corporate League, Thomas Bamuteeze lauded the different companies that have registered for this year’s event.

Other members on the current executive present during the launch included; Thomas Muruka (Public Relations), Willy Edong (Technical), Boaz Nabimanya (Discipline) and Annet Namatovu (Secretariat member).

Hotel Africana is the reigning champion.

Previous winners:

2002 – Uganda Telecom

2003 – Uganda Telecom

2004 – DFCU Group

2005 – Kabojja Secondary School

2006 – Uganda Breweries Limited

2007 – Coca Cola

2008 – BRO – Group Holdings

2009 – Coca Cola

2010 – Coca Cola

2011 – CIPLA Quality Chemicals

2012 – CIPLA Quality Chemicals

2013 – CIPLA Quality Chemicals

2014 – Roofings Group

2015 – Hotel Africana

2016 – Hotel Africana

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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