Onduparaka FC head of marketing Mercy Munduru has revealed the inspiration behind the team’s new jersey.
Munduru who explained the artistry of the kit, says that the new jersey depicts African heritage.
The jersey was unveiled this week as the club renewed their partnership with telecommunications company MTN Uganda.
“As you know, ‘Onduparaka’ means sorghum stem which is nature and when you look at the sleeves of our jersey they have leaves, they are green, and that really goes to exemplify sorghum plant as it looks with its leaves but also the Kitengi partern is really culture. We come from West Nile and we wear kitengi as our cultural wear.
“With this new jersey, we are embracing the African culture. Our jersey is a full representation of Africa and the strength and resilience of Africa in Sports.
“There is a Caterpillar; we are playing tribute to our fans because we celebrated ten years of existence last year, we are dedicating this season to our fans who have helped us to come this far.”
Formed in October 2011, Onduparaka have risen from the dust to become the region’s most supported club.
They got promoted from the Ugandan Big League to the Uganda Premier League at the end of the 2015/2016 season and have since finished inside the top half of the table.
Recently, they unveiled a sh625m sponsorship package from AbaBet Uganda.
They are currently seventh on the log with eight points after five games and will host Busoga United at the AbaBet Green Light Stadium in Arua in their upcoming UPL fixture on Friday, February 12.