Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) have announced PEPSI as their official drinks partner for the Elite T20 League, a week long tournament running from Sunday 25 October to Saturday 31 October 2020.
In these unprecedented times, the offer from PEPSI goes a long way in ensuring that the association and event organizers have a successful outing.
According to association’s press release, the offer from PEPSI incudes T-shirts, 80 cartons of water and 16 crates of PEPSI soda.
“As we are keen to ensure that we look after the health of our players, this gesture from PEPSI will ensure that the players are properly hydrated,” Martin Ondeko CEO Uganda Cricket Association said.
“We are delighted about the sponsorship from PEPSI. Organizing an event of this magnitude in these times is difficult especially financially therefore any sponsorship helps you cover a lot of distance. PEPSI is always willing to listen to us whenever we call on them. As an organisation, the responsibility is on us to make sure that our partners such as PEPSI get value for their support and we pledge to take their brands to the next level.” Martin Ondeko added.
Timothy Luzinda, Head of Marketing Crown Beverages Uganda says that their package to the T20 league is in line with their old collaboration with sports engagements.
“PEPSI has been involved in Sports in Uganda for well over 30 years and we believe it’s one way of giving back to our community but also a way of nurturing talent as a way of life for the youth,” Luzinda said.
“We are excited about the elite league and this is an opportunity for us to continue the story we have been telling over the years.” Luzinda added.
The Elite League will have three franchise teams, Aziz Damani Scorpions, Mamba Challengers and the Royal Varsani Bucks. The tournament will run from Oct 25th, to Oct 31st at the Lugogo Cricket Oval with a live stream on Cricket Uganda YouTube.
Scorpions – Brian Masaba, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Calvin Watuwa, Charles Waiswa, Gerard Mubiru, Steven Wabwose, Trevor Bukenya, Derrick Bakunzi, Innocent Mwebaze, Wassim Butt, Lawrence Ssempijja, Jaffar Ochaya, Davis Karashani, Shazad Kamal
Coach – Michael Ndiko
Bucks – Arnold Otwani (Captain), Aneef Shah, Deus Muhumuza, Emmanuel Isaneez, Frank Nsubuga, Fred Achelam, Jonathan Kizza, Jonathan Ssebanja, Simon Oketcho, Simon Sesazi, Siraje Nsubuga, Richard Agamire, Robert Ajuna, Robinson Obuya
Coach – Habib Mugalula
Mambas – Frank Akankwasa (Captain), Cosmas Kyewuta, Alex Obanda, Daniel Ruyange, David Wabwire, Hamu Kayondo, Henry Ssenyondo, Kenneth Waiswa, Lawrence Ssematimba, Rogers Olipa, Irfan Afridi, Emmanuel Hasahya, Perry Wazombe, Younos Sowombi
Coach – Jackson Ogwang