Division One side Tropical Royals have set sight on promotion to National Basketball League after recieving a shot in the arm.
Tropical Royals, on Tuesday March 30, announced Bella Hibiscus Drink, Abii Clinic and Red Pepper as their partners heading into the 2021 season that tips off mid-April.
“We are sincerely humbled by the positive support from our sponsors who have accepted to join us amidst these trying financial times. With them on board, we want to assure you that our senior team target of promotion to NBL is within reach,” Brian Rugyendo, the club’s Managing Director and Head Coach said at the press briefing.
The sponsorship from the partners is in kind. Bella will provide the jersey’s and other merchandise for the club.
“We are very proud to partner with Tropical Royals,” Godfrey Ogwang, the Marketing and Administrative Director of Bella, said. “When we were contacted, it didn’t take us even five seconds to confirm our support. We have a lot in common, we have same colours and passion, we want to help the youth in this country. Rugyendo has a very big vision and we want to be part of it,” he added.
Abii Clinic will provide free medical services to the players and club staff.
“We are looking forward to a productive season,” said the Clinic’s Managing Director Isaac Katumba who has also played for the club. “Our personal friendship with Rugyendo spans over two decades, and it was not complicated to agree to this partnership. We shall provide a doctor at each game and we plan to send an ambulance at each of their games,” he added.
About Tropical Royals
Tropical Royals was set up in 2016 with the main target of setting up the first multi-sports academy in Uganda.
The club joined FUBA Basketball League (Division One) in 2018 and emerged 13th out of 16 teams. They improved to ninth in 2019 season, missing the playoff place via points difference.
The side has recruited from their challengers for the forthcoming season and are expected to be in contetion for promotion.