Kampala — Azam Uganda Premier League and Uganda Cup double champions KCCA will today unveil telecommunications giants MTN as their sponsors.
Daily Monitor has learnt that the club has signed a three-year deal worth more than Shs600m as MTN make a return to local sports sponsorship following a relative lull.
The South African firm has previously sponsored the local football league, the National Basketball League and rugby side Heathens.
That’s in addition to the national teams in football and cricket, golf’s MTN mugs, golfer Deo Akope and Kampala Club Chairman’s Cup among others.
Besides maintaining the golf mugs and having naming rights for Uganda premier indoor facility – the Lugogo MTN Arena – MTN have been relatively silent in recent years.
By taking up KCCA, they become the club’s fourth corporate sponsors for the club whose brand is soaring after Pay TV company Startimes, advertising firm Prime Media and Britam Insurance signed up.
In January, KCCA extended their Startimes partnership to 2021 with the Shs3.2b being given in exchance for the Philip Omondi Stadium being renamed the Startimes Stadium beginning this month.
Prime Media have a three-year contract from last year with Shs750m being quoted while Britam inject Shs1.4bn for the same period since last year.
“MTN will take the monthly awards plus the end-of-the-season gala,” a source told this newspaper. The club’s media manager Clive Kyazze could neither deny nor confirm the news.