While announcing the return of MTN as the Uganda Cranes’ main sponsor, the company CEO Sylvia Mulinge noted that there is a lot more that is coming along with the UGX19 billion partnership.
MTN who had ended their relationship with FUFA a decade ago, return to reclaim their position from business rivals Airtel Uganda, to have joined the tag of Cranes sponsors since 2013.
“Even the investment that we will put in will be a lot more because we want to go across the whole of Uganda just re-energizing the game,” Mulinge revealed on Wednesday night at Serena Hotel.
“Getting people to fill the stadiums again as we support Ugandan football is also important and we are not just doing it for the Uganda Cranes (men’s national team).”
“But also this time we are bringing in the Crested Cranes (female national team) and we will also be supporting the other additional programs under FUFA.”
“Competitions like the FUFA Drum, Juniors League, Super 8, Super Cup, and the annual FUFA Awards.”
“MTN is back with the Uganda Cranes and bringing the game back to the fans,” Mulinge noted.
The launch was a day of excitement as the Uganda Cranes also won their game against Senegal 1-0 courtesy of Milton Karisa’s 33rd-minute goal at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Algeria.
The win moved the Cranes top of Group B on four points and they are only a point away from making history by going past the group stages for the first time in six attempts.