From Startimes Stadium to MTN Omondi Stadium
By: Denis Kayongo. MTN Uganda acquires (10) year naming rights for the KCCA FC stadium. The stadium will now be renamed the MTN Omondi Stadium in honor of Philip Omondi, a legend that gave so much to football in Uganda.
Telecommunication Company MTN Uganda has taken over the naming rights of KCCA FC stadium in Lugogo for the next ten years.
The facility will now be known as ‘MTN Omondi Stadium’. This puts an end to StarTimes deal that saw the Philip Omondi Stadium called ‘The Startimes Stadium’ since 2017. The new name of the stadium is a move by both parties KCCA and MTN to uphold the legacy of club legend Omondi.
Omondi played for KCCA FC from 1973 to 1979. He also went on to coach the club, and is considered as one of the greatest players KCCA and Uganda has ever produced.
KCCA FC Patron and City Lord mayor Erias Lukwago said; “This partnership will be executed as part of the club’s bigger plans to upgrade its home. This is a great day for the two giants (MTN and KCCA) and a huge milestone for the development of local football and also for promoting our brand.”
KCCA FC chairman Martin Ssekajja, club CEO Anisha Muhoozi and KCCA players were among those present during the launch of the partnership in Lugogo.