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Uganda receive 10 billion in country’s biggest sponsorship deal from Airtel – FUFA Super League 2017/18


Fufa President, Engineer Moses Magogo (L) and former Fufa President, Lawrence Mulindwa share a moment together after the 2017 Total Caf Confederation Cup match between KCCA FC (Uganda) and Club Africain (Tunisia) on 23 May 2017 at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 06, 2017. 17:00


The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations have received a massive financial boost as Airtel Uganda Limited has renewed its partnership with the FA.

Airtel is a leading telecommunications giant and announced the deal on Monday as the Cranes main sponsors.

It is announced that part of the package will be spent on the FUFA Juniors League, Airtel FUFA Awards and The Uganda Cranes Regional Tours.

According to a statement released by FUFA, the new new sponsorship deal is worth Ug.shs 10 billion for a period of four years.

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At the event, FUFA was represented by the President Moses Magogo whilst Airtel Uganda Limited’s delegation was led by the Managing Director VG Somasekhar.

“These are four more years to write a new history in Uganda’s football circles. The Shs 10 Billion contribution is to make a meaningful investment in football development,” said Somasekhar.

“The recognition of individuals at international level is success for the entire country.Life in Uganda can be summarized in three words. Eat, Sleep and play football.

“To the players, play for the name on the front of the shirt and remember the name at the back. Airtel Uganda is committed to serve football for the next 4 years, like we have done for the previous 4 years.”

Meanwhile, Magogo added that this was the biggest deal in the history of the country and also thanked Airtel.

“I thank Airtel Uganda for this renewal. Coaches, players, referees create the football product which is marketable to the fans and sponsors and regulated by Government,” adds Magogo.

“This is the biggest sponsorship in the history of this country. It is not about today but the future. Airtel Uganda even supported FUFA in the regional campaigns and the FUFA Awards for two years now.

“I also thank the Government of Uganda for the support throughout the AFCON and World Cup qualification campaigns.”



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Mathias Kigonya confident Ugandan can defend CECAFA title in Kenya – FUFA Super League 2017/18


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Scent ition

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017. 15:00


Sofapaka FC and Uganadan goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya is confident that the Cranes can defend the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup to be played in Kenya next month.

The regional tournament is set to make its return after a one-year absence following lack of sponsorship in 2016.

The diminutive goalkeeper has confused many sports journalists who profile him as a Kenyan citizen due to his body physique and name which is linked to a Luhya community from the Western part of Kenya.

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However, the keeper is currently working hard and focusing on representing Uganda in upcoming tournaments like CECAFA and his wish is to play in Europe for Chelsea FC.

“I would really be happy to be part of Uganda Cranes team,” he said to Kawowo.

“Indeed hard work never stops paying and hope one day to play in Europe. Am focused and very positive mentally.”

The goalie featured for the CECAFA reigning champions in the 2016 CHAN finals held in Rwanda.

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KCCA’s controversial signing, Juma is happy with teammates’ character – FUFA Super League 2017/18


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Oct 18, 2017. 13:30


Kampala Capital City Authority’s Ibrahim Sadam Juma has hailed his teammates following a poor start in their current Ugandan Premier League campaign.

Juma was speaking after the defending league champions garnered just two points from as many games in the beginning of the season, but have now managed seven out of a possible nine in the previous three games.

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The midfielder could make his first appearance for the team on Tuesday against Bright Stars.

“In the first few games, we weren’t good but the boys managed to pick themselves up and they now on track,” he told reporters.

“It’s only a matter of time before we get there but I have a lot of confidence in the boys.

“They are good and hardworking and we only have to keep working as a team.”

Juma has only made two appearances for the club since his controversial move from Express and says the boys have stood in well before heaping praise on fitness coach Badru Kaddu.

“The boys have stood in and am proud of them. Fitness trainer has been helpful and prepared me mentally. Though am yet to get at 100%, am confident of getting better,” adds the player.



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FUFA boss heeds warning to football hooligans


Fufa President, Engineer Moses Magogo (L) and former Fufa President, Lawrence Mulindwa share a moment together after the 2017 Total Caf Confederation Cup match between KCCA FC (Uganda) and Club Africain (Tunisia) on 23 May 2017 at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Sep 28, 2017. 12:30


The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations has come up with a very strong statement on recent acts of violence in Ugandan football.

Vandalism resulting from violence on Saturday marred the Sports Club Villa and Sports Club Vipers’ match in the Azam Uganda Premier League.

However, FUFA president Moses Magogo has warned the football loving supporters that his association will take the necessary steps to punish the perpetrators.

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“We have noticed with concern unacceptable incidents that will derail all the efforts of rebuilding the league,” said Magogo.

“In the latest communication from FIFA about our Statutes, it has been clearly stated that the functions of Anti-Doping, Club Licensing, Refereeing and Disciplinary Measures are an exclusive obligation of the Federation.

“We will therefore undertake our roles without fear or favour.

“Actions of Violence and Hooliganism, Inciting Violence by Officials and Players, Poor Performance of the Referees and Doping cases have already been observed in the League.

“The Rules are very clear on all these cases and we will implement the rules to the dot.”



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