MTN Uganda and KCCA FC have signed a 10-year deal that has handed the leading communication company the naming rights for the club’s home stadium.
For the next ten years, the facility will be called MTN Omondi stadium.
This puts an end to StarTimes deal that saw the Philip Omondi Stadium called The Startimes Stadium, a deal that was signed in 2017.
The StarTimes deal had a year before expiry, which has been terminated.
“This is a great day for the two giants (MTN and KCCA),” said KCCA FC Patron and City Lord mayor Erias Lukwago.
“This is a huge milestone for the development of local football and also for promoting our brand.
“There is a huge challenge of managing and financing local clubs in the country, but with support we are getting, we can achieve the dream of becoming the number one club in the region, there is truly light at the end of the tunnel.
The name Omondi is withheld in honour of the club legend Philip Omondi who played for the club from 1973 to 1979.
Omondi, who went on to coach KCCA FC, is arguably the greatest player KCCA and Uganda has ever produced.
“Thank you KCCA FC for giving us the opportunity, at MTN we pledge to continue supporting sports, we want to set and leave a legacy,” said Somdev, MTN marketing Officer.
“Infrastructure is very important of any talent to grow, we want to make the stadium a good home for KCCA and we are here to stay.”
KCCA FC chairman Martin Ssekajja stated that the partnership will help both brands achieve more together, before adding that the stadium will be a guillotine for all their opponents.
The event was also attended by KCCA FC CEO Anisha Muhoozi, Director of Education and Social services Juliet Namuddu, KCCA players led by Julius Poloto among other officials.
The financial details of the deal have not been revealed, but the sponsorship comes at a good time when the stadium’s refurbishment plans are in high gear.
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