Kickboxing is one of the fast rising games in Uganda. From a game not known until 2011 when motor-mouthed kick boxer Moses Golola rose to the limelight, kickboxing has registered evident growth over the years to the point of attracting corporate sponsorship.
Ahead of the highly dubbed bout between national champion Abu Kikenwa and world and inter- continental champion Moses Golola, Africell have unveiled a sponsorship package worth Shs25 million.
Speaking at the function held at Africell headquarters in Kampala, Edgar Karamagi, the Public Relations Officer at Africell Uganda indicated it was important that they joined a fight of such magnitude.
“We are proud as Africell Uganda to join sports and in particular kickboxing ahead of a major fight. We believe in promotion of talent like you have seen us do in the entertainment sector,” he said before adding, “we shall inject 25 million shillings into this fight but we believe this is just the start.”
Malik Kalisa, the events promoter lauded Africell for the package and promised the public a great event that will have 17 bouts including the main fight between Abu Kikenwa and Moses Golola.
The title fight is slated for 17th March at Freedom City in the category of K1 that involves use of a knee and fists but only up to the waist line.
The two main fighters were also present during the unveiling of the sponsorship and each vowed to teach the other a lesson.
Entrance fee will be Shs20,000 ordinary and 50,000 for VIP while VVIP will be 100,000.
On the same night, Umar Ssemata, a Ugandan kick boxer based in Thailand will be in the ring against Tanzania’s Emmanuel Shijja.