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May 26, 2022

Onduparaka set to announce new shirt sponsor

By Allan Damba
Onduparaka before they faced URA in Arua | Onduparaka Image

Days after extremely tedious events that involved fan inversion of the Ababet Greenlight Stadium against KCCA FC, Onduparaka Football Club are moments away from unveiling StarTimes as their latest sponsor.

According to reports, the Broadcasting company is set to sign a deal with the West Nile outfit worth a whooping UGX. 1.5 billion across three years.

Apparently, Onduparaka will be receiving UGX.500 million per season, and that the StarTimes Logo will appear at the front of their jersey.

The new partnership comes as the third huge deal of the kind for the ‘Caterpillars’ after MTN Uganda and betting company, Ababet.

Having been with Onduparaka since the 2017/18 season, MTN renewed with them in February 2021 for a year in a deal worth UGX. 300 million.

Around the same period, the Club also entered into marriage with Ababet worth UGX.625 million which included naming rights for Greenlight stadium as well as appearing on the shirt.

StarTimes has previously worked with KCCA as the stadium and shirt sponsors from 2015 to the 2020/21 campaign.

StarTimes are also the official broadcaster and principal sponsors of the Uganda Premier League in a 10 year deal that was signed in 2018 worth $7.24 million.

Onduparaka previously worked with another betting company, Betway, from 2016 to 2018 in a deal that was worth UGX. 600 million a year.

Both Onduparaka and StarTimes officials couldn’t be reached for a comment for the yet-to-be-confirmed news which come in the midst of the club’s ongoing disciplinary woes.

Against ‘Kasasiro Boys’ on Monday, while at 2-2, the latter were awarded a penalty at the death which was deemed unfit by the home team’s fans who thereby invaded the pitch.

The game was henceforth abandoned and the Club now awaits disciplinary action which could involve sanctions from the FUFA Disciplinary Panel.

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