By Jumah Kakomo
The state Minister for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi has expressed gratitude towards the Airtel – FUFA sponsorship renewal that today saw the telecommunication gurus exhilarate a deal worth 10 billions for 4 more years.
Representing the First Lady and Minister for Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Kataha Museveni, Bakkabulindi commended Airtel Uganda for fulfilling the promise to continue supporting Ugandan football,
He said the Uganda Cranes team has earned admiration for their skills and the dedication they bring to the game of football.
He added as government they are grateful to see an international brand like Airtel sharing the passion and love towards the national team.
Airtel – FUFA partnership begun in 2013 under the agreement that the two parties will be working hand in hand to promote Ugandan football for the period of 4 years which had elapsed.
Meanwhile he also called upon more sponsors on board because nothing prevents any one from giving financial support to the Cranes which in the end help to avoid financial crisis for the team.
Airtel Uganda remains a major contributor to Ugandan football – sponsoring the Uganda Cup, the FUFA Big League as well as identifying talented players and giving them platform through the Airtel Rising stars and the Masaza Cup competitions.