The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) continues to get trust from corporate sponsors at least judging from the past few years.
With several companies returning to local football, the game has experienced tremendous growth with clubs also going professional in order to suit the trend.
The latest catch for the local football governing body is Stanbic Bank who have come on board to sponsor the annual knockout tournament (Uganda Cup).
The deal worth Shs300 million for one season was revealed on Tuesday morning at Stanbic head offices in Kampala.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo represented the federation delegation that also had the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson and FUFA Executive Committee member, Rogers Byamukama, who is also the Chairman of Marketing and Communications committee.
‘We are proud to have found a partner in Stanbic Bank with such a long and proud sporting heritage. The Uganda Cup is steeped in history having been played since 1971 and as FUFA we are excited to have found a sponsor who appreciates the history scale of the competition’ remarked Eng Moses Magogo.
Stanbic Bank’s head of marketing and communications, Daniel Ogong and Cathy Adengo the Communications manager represented the bank.
Ogong said, “As Stanbic Bank we firmly believe successful sports development can only take place if our abundant natural talent is nurtured at the grassroots level right across the country. The Stanbic Uganda Cup is without doubt Uganda’s most famous knockout football competition. This promotes football development across the country and allows for the unearthing and spotting of talent that would otherwise go unnoticed.”
Of the 300 million, 90m has been set aside as cash prize with the winner getting 30m, runner up bagging 20m while semifinalists getting 10m each. The quarterfinalists will walk away with 5m.
This is a tremendous rise from the 7m that winners have been getting in the past campaigns.
At the same event the round of 32 draws were held with the highlight being Vipers SC facing Police FC in an all premier league affair.
This year’s final will be held in Kumi District at a yet to be confirmed date. KCCA FC are the current holders after defeating Paidha Black Angels in the final last year in Arua.
The full draw for round of 32
Synergy FC Vs Masavu FC
Soana Fc Vs Onduparaka FC
Busula Vs Amuka Bright LIght
Vipers SC Vs Police FC
Kira United FC Vs Lira United FC
UPDFFC Vs Rushere FC
Ndejje University FC Vs Ntinda United FC
SC Villa Jogoo Vs Bright Stars FC
Mbarara City FC Vs Nabitende United FC
Water FC Vs Seeta United FC
Kansai Plascon FC Vs Doves All Stars FC
SimbaFC Vs KCCA FC
Proline FC Vs Luweero United FC
BUL FC Vs Nyamityobora FC
KJT FC Vs Arua Tigers FC
Kitara FC Vs Express FC