Val Oketcho, the MTN Corporate Communications Manager, with Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku and club official Benjamin Nyakuni ( in green T-shirt).

Onduparaka Football Club has today signed a Shs390 million sponsorship deal with MTN Uganda.

Val Oketcho, the MTN Corporate Communications manager who represented MTN Chief Executive Officer Wim van Helleputte, said the company is committed to supporting sports development in Uganda, adding that MTN logo will appear on the new Onduparaka FC jerseys.

“It gives us great honour to be part of Onduparaka FC because we believe that sports shouldn’t only concentrate in Kampala,” Oketcho said at Desert Breeze Hotel in Arua before announcing the sponsorship deal. He added: “The Sponsorship we are offering today is an Investment for us and for you as Onduparaka FC.”

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Recently, MTN signed a Shs430 million sponsorship deal with KCCA for the 2017/2018 season, and the Onduparaka FC deal brings the total sponsorship to the two teams stands at Shs820 million.

At the signing Onduparaka patron, Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku applauded MTN for the ‘generous sponsorship’, adding that the partnership will ‘bring out the best of West Nile’.

Meanwhile, the Arua-based football club will today face Soana in the Azam Uganda Premier League at the Onduparaka’s Green Lights Stadium in Arua.

The club has only played two seasons in the AUPL after it was promoted from the FUFA Big League in the 2015/ 2016 season.

 

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