KAMPALA: In the new deal, MTN becomes the title merchandise partner on all the Onduparaka kits for the 2019/20 season
Onduparaka players have a reason to smile after the club renewed its partnership with telecom giant MTN worth sh300m for the next 17 months. The sponsorship package was unveiled on Thursday at MTN offices in Kololo.
“We are thrilled to have renewed our sponsorship with Onduparaka FC. Onduparaka’s consistency, fan base and success in the Uganda Premier League remain attractive for our sponsorship package. It was an easy decision for us to renew the sponsorship and become the merchandise sponsors,” said Wim Vanhelleputte the MTN Uganda CEO.
In the new deal, MTN becomes the title merchandise partner on all the Onduparaka kits for the 2019/20 season.
Additionally, MTN will also get content and image rights for players and also get rights to brand at both home and away games.
“As a brand, Onduparaka will give us the exposure we need and in turn, we will be contributing towards the growth and development of the football club. This will be the first time the MTN logo will appear at the front of a football kit in the 20-year history in Uganda,” Vanhelleputte added.
Onduparaka chairman Benjamin Nyakuni hailed MTN for the move they took renew their contract with them.
“We deeply appreciate the willingness with which MTN has and continues to sponsor our efforts towards making our region proud and supporting young people to attain their highest potential through the beautiful game. We sincerely hope that this association will be maintained in our future endeavours,” Nyakuni said.
Onduparaka also unveiled a new jersey for the 2019/20 season, ahead of their Uganda Premier League tie with Bright Stars this Saturday at Champion Stadium in Mwererwe.