Airtel telecommunications has today renewed its partnership with Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as Uganda Cranes main sponsors.
The telecommunications giants took over from their rivals MTN four years ago in a deal worth over one billion shillings at the time.
The new sponsorship deal is now worth Shs10 billion for a period of four years and FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo lauded Airtel for the renewal of the partnership at a function that took place at Serena Kampala Hotel.
“I thank Airtel Uganda for this renewal. Coaches, players, referees create the football product which is marketable to the fans and sponsors and regulated by government. This is the biggest sponsorship in the history of this country. It is not about today but the future. Airtel Uganda even supported FUFA in the regional campaigns and the FUFA Awards for two years now. I also thank the government of Uganda for the support throughout the AFCON and World Cup qualification campaigns.” FUFA President, Eng. Magogo said.
Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango and his assistant Hassan Wasswa were also present at the function representing the players and saluted the contribution of Airtel Uganda to football right from the grass roots.
Uganda Cranes other sponsors include Nile Breweries Limited, Eco Bank and National Insurance Corporation (NIC).
Meanwhile, the Cranes entered residential camp in preparation for the final 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E away qualifier match against Congo Brazzaville on November 12, 2017.