Moses Magogo, Sylvia Mulinge and Somdev Sen

MTN Uganda announced a 19 billion shillings sponsorship towards the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) over the next five years.

The announcement was made during a watch party for African Nations Championship match between Uganda Cranes and Senegal at Serena on Wednesday night.

“MTN Uganda is back with the Uganda Cranes!” CEO Sylvia Mulinge exclaimed. “I am excited on behalf of MTN Uganda to officially announce that we are bringing back the game to Ugandans who are the most passionate fans of our football.”

MTN Uganda CEO Sylvia Mulinge

The sponsorship package will be used to support seven properties of the federation that is Uganda Cranes (Men’s National Team), the Crested Cranes (Women’s National Team), the FUFA Drum, the FUFA Juniors League, FUFA Super 8, the FUFA Super Cup, and the annual FUFA Awards.

“This sponsorship signals our commitment to continue developing football in Uganda
and supporting the Cranes’ ambition of flying our country’s flag high, everywhere they
go,” Mulinge added.

Key to should be noted that this new sponsorship deal also includes support for the national women’s senior team, Crested Cranes.

“This [including Crested Cranes] was a key focus for us while negotiating this partnership. It complements the effort of government and society in general in ensuring equal opportunities for all regardless of gender,” Mulinge noted.

Somdev Sen, Moses Magogo, Sylvia Mulinge and Rogers Byamukama

FUFA President, Moses Magogo, hailed MTN for its unwavering support to the development of football in Uganda.

“I thank MTN for this tremendous boost. This sponsorship package will go a long way in
addressing the multiple challenges faced by the federation as well as pushing the
country towards its ambition of qualifying for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
and 2026 FIFA World Cup among other targeted milestones.”

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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