Kansai Plascon, arguably the biggest brand in terms of paint in the country has joined Stanbic Bank to increase sponsorship for the Uganda Cup.
This was revealed at the company headquarters on Friday March 26 ahead of the kick-off of the 2021 competition kick off early next month.
Speaking at the ceremony, the company’s Managing Director Santosh Gumte said it’s a great honour to associate with a competition rich in history in Ugandan football.
“I am very honoured to have come on board,” he told the press. “We are always associated with Sports; we have always wanted to associate with Uganda Cup because of its rich history.”
“This is yet another opportunity for us to extend our commitment to sports and football in particular. Recently, we signed with Vipers and today, we come on board as the official paint partner of the Uganda Cup.”Santonsh Gumte, MD Kansai Plascon
FUFA 3rd Vice President Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi who was one of the representatives of the FA at the function welcomed the company who have also recently been added to Vipers’ sponsors.
“We are excited to see that the Uganda Cup continues to grow, this is good news for the game,” stated Nakiwala.
Nakiwala also confirmed an increase in this year’s prize money from Sh132 to 166m:
Winner – Sh50m
Runners Up – Sh20m
Semis – 12m
Quarter – Sh6m
Round of 16 – Sh3m
Round of 32 – Sh1.5m
The 2021 competition kicks off on Monday April 4 with only 32 clubs involved from two divisions; the Uganda Premier League and the Fufa Big League with each tie played on home and away basis save for the final.
Last season’s competition was annulled following the COVID19 pandemic.
Express FC are the record winners of the competition whose winner represents Uganda at the Caf Confederation Cup.