Kansai Plascon Sales Manager Moses Kato, Santosh Gumte (MD) and Joel Jaffar Aita show off the Shs. 500M dummy cheque Credit: John Batanudde

Paint gurus Kansai Plascon has officially announced a three-year sponsorship package for Uganda Premier League entity Arua Hill Sports Club.

The Shs 500,000,000 per year sponsorship was revealed during a press briefing at L’ Hotel Confidential in Arua City on Saturday, 5th February 2022.

L-R: Moses Kato, Santosh Gumte and Joel Jaffar Aita sign the binding documents | Credit: John Batanudde

Santosh Gumte, the Managing Director for Kansai Plascon, flanked by the Sales manager Moses Kato graced the official unveiling of this partnership, joined by Joel Jaffar Aita (President of Arua Hill) and the club Chief Executive Officer, Tonny Afeti.

“Kansai Plascon is excited to partner with Arua Hill Sports Club. Sport is a unifying factor that brings people together. Kansai Plascon as a product is super delighted to be associated with sports development. The West Nile region has been very supportive in using Kansai Plascon and this is payback time,” Santosh remarked.

Santosh Gumte and Eng.. Joel Jaffar Aita show off the binding documentations signed Credit: John Batanudde
Santosh Gumte and Jaffar Joel Aita sign the documents as CEO Tonny Afeti looks on | Credit: John Batanudde

Sales manager Kato acknowledged that the decision for Kansai Plascon to partner with Arua Hill was very simple and easy to make given the good corporate governance exhibited by the club and achievements in a very short time.

“Kansai Plascon is delighted to be Arua Hill’s partner. The decision to work together was very easy. The club has got the attention of everyone in a short time across the country. They have the same DNA like us. We are happy to be here,” Kato remarked.

Kansai Plascon sales manager Moses Kato (holding microphone) with the MD Santosh Gumte Credit: John Batanudde

Arua Hill Sports Club president Joel Jaffar Aita openly expressed his excitement for this partnership that will supplement the club’s budget.

“Arua Hill Sports Club is humbled to have such an international partner in Kansai Plascon. The partnership will supplement and support the club budget,” Aita stated.

The Shs. 500,000,000 dummy cheque being displayed after Kansai Plascon signed a three year agreement with Arua Hill Sports Club Credit: John Batanudde

The paints manufacturer joins Development Infrastructure (D.I) as the other partner for the Kongolos (Leopards).

Kansai Plascon is also a partner for Vipers Sports Club as well as FUFA for the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

Kansai Plascon is also the official sponsor of Entebbe Mongers Rugby Football Club.

Joel Jaffar Aita shows off a dummy Kongolos fan card in Arua City Credit: John Batanudde

Meanwhile, Arua Hill also launched the Kongolo fans’ card as well as the Arua city project.

The Kongolo fan cards will be catergorized as gold, silver and bronze.

Arua Hill takes on Police during matchday 16 at the Barifa Stadium on Saturday.

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

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