Telecommunications giant, MTN Uganda has announced a renewal of its sponsorship to the Arua-based Onduparaka FC.
The Shs 300m sponsorship package runs for the period January 2019 to June 2020. MTN will become the title merchandise partner on the Onduparaka kit for the duration of the sponsorship.
The renewal of the contract will see MTN become the title merchandise partner on all the Onduparaka FC kits for the 2019/2020 season.
"We're thrilled to have renewed our sponsorship with Onduparaka FC. Onduparaka's consistency, fan base and success in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) remain attractive for our sponsorship package.
It was an easy decision for us to renew the sponsorship and become the merchandise sponsors," Martin Sebuliba, MTN senior manager brand and communications said.
Sebuliba added that the MTN Uganda logo will feature on all the kits of Onduparaka FC. Additionally, MTN will also get content and image rights for players and also get rights to brand or both home and away games.
This will bring the total MTN sponsorship for Onduparaka FC since the 2018 season to Shs 690m.
"As a brand, Onduparaka will give us the exposure we need and in turn we will be contributing rewards the growth and development of the football club. This will be the first time the MTN Logo will appear at the front of a football kit in the 20-year history in Uganda," Sebuliba added.
Based nearly 500kms from the capital Kampala, Onduparaka is currently in the top four of the Uganda Premier League. Benjamin Nyakuni, Onduparaka FC Chairman noted that the sponsorship will continue to enable the club to keep growing and meet some of its financial obligation.