British online gaming company Betway have been unveiled as the official sponsors of StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Express FC in a deal worth Shs400million for the next three years.
The partnership was unveiled at a press conference held at Hotel Africana on Tuesday 6th November 2018, attended by BetWay Country Manager Adella Agaba and Express FC chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka.
Express players led by Captain Julius Ntambi, Express FC head coach Kefa Kisala, Uganda Premier League communications head Gordon Roy Mundeyi and the FUFA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Humprehy Mandu were some of the notable people in attendance.
Express FC chairman Kiwanuka Kiryowa said “Betway is a worldwide football partner attached to big football brands in the world and therefore it’s not a surprise that they have also partnered with another big Ugandan football brand which is Express Football Club in Uganda.”
Betway will appear on the matchday jerseys, training Kits, and their stadium will now be known as ‘BetWay-Mutessa II stadium, Wankulukuku.
The betting company now joins Buganda Land Board, Uganda Breweries and Equity bank as the partners for Express FC this season. Buganda Land Board is a shirt sleeve Sponsor while Equity Bank is for the club’s season tickets.
The Red Eagles are currently 5th on the 16-log StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with 11 points accumulated from their first six games with their next game at home to Vipers SC on Wednesday, 7 November at 4 pm.
The British online gaming company Betway parted ways with Onduparaka FC in August this year after expiration of the contract, ending their two-year long partnership.