By partnering with CHINT Electric on a three-year deal, KCCA FC killed two birds with one stone.
The Chinese company comes in as both the club’s new shirt sponsor and lighting partner.
CHINT Electric will appear on the front of the KCCA jersey and beyond that provide floodlights at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
This will enable the Kasasiro Boys to play some of their home games at night, effective in the second round of the ongoing campaign according to the club’s Chief Executive Officer Madam Anisha Muhoozi.
“CHINT comes in as the official shirt sponsor of KCCA for three years,” Muhoozi said at the unveiling ceremony held at Mestil Hotel in Kampala on Monday.
“But over and above that CHINT has come on as a lighting partner they are going to provide floodlights in the stadium.”
“With effective from the second round we are going to have night football at the MTN Omondi Stadium,” she noted.
Muhoozi went ahead and explain the significance of this development to KCCA and football as a whole in the country.
“We would like to say that that is a new don that is coming into Ugandan football and we are looking forward to the best.”
“The fans have not been having night football but now they have it and this is of a great impact because people have been missing out on the games because of the timing.”
“Most of the games here are played at 4pm when most people are still at work and this makes it difficult for them to come through to watch these games.”
“So this partnership is important not only to KCCA but also to football in Uganda generally,” Muhoozi stated.
She also noted that the reason why it won’t be commencing immediately is that the lights are supposed to be customized to match the CAF standards.
“The lights are going to be manufactured fresh from the factory according to the needs of CAF so that’s why we can’t have this project start straight away.”
Night football has happened in Uganda before at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
However, if it does, it will be happening for the first time at the stadium of a particular club in Uganda.