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MTN extends Onduparaka partnership

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MTN's Sebuliba shakes hands with Onduparaka CEO Pius Bamwange

Onduparaka FC Chairman Benjamin Nyakuni says that playing in plastered jerseys was a period of transition which the club has swiftly negotiated through. Despite their respectable brand, the West Nile giants played the first round with jerseys plastered on the chest after online betting giants Betway-Uganda, who had supplied them with the high qualify kits, did not renew their partnership with the club. “It was a period of transition to play with such plastered kits but that is a gone case,” noted Nyakuni on Thursday as MTN-Uganda renewed their partnership with the Caterpillars for another season till 2019/20 season. The deal worth Shs300m will cater for match day organisation, kits for match day and training as well as some facilitation to the side’s junior team. According to Martin Sebuliba, the senior brand and communication manager, who represented MTN CEO Wim Vanhellepute, MTN appreciate the dedication, consistency and fan base of Onduparaka plus their success in the premier league. “This will bring the total sponsorship to Onduparaka to Shs690m since the 2017/18 season,” said Sebuliba. MTN Uganda logo will feature on all Onduparaka kits (chest side) and the also acquire content and image rights for players on top of rights to brand at both home and away games. MTN are also KCCA FC sponsors and golden sponsors of Uganda athletics federation. Onduparaka patron and Ayivu County Member of Parliament Hon Bernard Atiku says that part of the sponsorship is used to develop infrastructure for the club; like rehabilitation of Green light stadium. The fifth placed Onduparaka visit 10th placed Bright Stars this Saturday at Mwererwe in their league second round opening game.

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