Airtel Uganda, has injected Shs400 million in the 2019 Masaza Cup tournament that is used to identify and develop young promising footballers in Buganda Kingdom and the country as well.
Speaking during the launch, the head of Brand and Communication, Remmie Kisakye, said each year Airtel has been giving 400 million to support in the planning of the Masaza Cup.
“Participating in this tournament is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility and shows that we care for the people of Buganda and we are grateful for your business support over the years,” she said.
At the same function, Centenary Bank also announced Shs90 million sponsorship deal towards the organising of the tournament that brings together football enthusiasts.
The General Manager Corporate Communication and Marketing, Mrs. Beatrice Lugalambi expressed gratitude towards Buganda kingdom for allowing Centenary Bank to be part of the Masaza Cup.
“Our Bank is proud to be part of the Masaza Cup tournament, and that is why we made a commitment to sponsor this activity because we believe in the unifying effect of sport. This year we shall be contributing Shs90 million towards the event,” she said.
She added: “The tournament provides a platform for all people to come together and celebrate the talent of their kin, something we shall witness next month when the competition starts.”
Other sponsors include Total Uganda, Nile breweries, majestic brands and Pepsi.
Over the years, the Masaza Cup has fostered partnerships and built relationships among the people of Buganda while promoting a competitive spirit and further galvanizing the true traditions of the Kingdom.
Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will officially open the tournament on June 1, 2019 where Ssingo will take on Ssese.
The 18 Buganda Kingdom counties will again be competing this year for the honours.