Masaza Cup sponsorship
Thursday, 13th October 2016
The Masaza football tournament have received a boost from Airtel Uganda as the platinum sponsor.
The new sponsorship deal was announcd this morning in a press conference held at Bulange Mmengo and was attended by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Airtel managing Director Anwar Soussa.
The sponsorship will see Airtel Uganda provide the necessary funds to enable the tournament organizers facilitate team players, coaches and referees as well as bring on board more capable service providers.
While speaking at the press conference, Katikkiro thanked Airtel for their unwavering support for the Kingdom and it’s activities.
“We are very fortunate that the partners we are announcing today is one we have worked with for a couple of years, we trust them and have a very succesfull working relationship”. he said.
“We hold this tournament every year for mainly boosting the talent amongst the young people from Buganda region and also to mobilize people living Buganda in development programmes and activties that boost their income levels, he added.
Mr.Anwar Soussa, The Managing Director Airtel Uganda, expressed excitement at the opportunity to be part of the Kingdom’s football heritage.
“At Airtel Uganda, football is one of our passion points, right from Airtel Rising Stars, our youth football tournament all the way up to Uganda Cranes, our National football team. It is an honor to add the Masaza Cup, a Kingdom of Buganda legacy tournament that was started very many years ago and has raised some of the greatest talent in the country, he said.
” I commend the Kabaka of Buganda and all the Kingdom officials for their ability to keep alive this tournament and your noble desire to unify the Kingdom subjects, “he added.
This is not the first time Airtel Uganda has come out to sponsor Kingdom of Buganda acttivities.
Last year, the telecommunication company renewed their partnership with the Kingdom of Buganda for the next three years to cater for four of the most important Buganda Kingdom activities; the Kabaka Birthday Run, the Kabaka’s coronation as well as Eid El Fitri