Yesterday afternoon at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Achwa Hall, Airtel Uganda re-affirmed what seems like a continuous pledge to the Federation of Ugandan Foot Ball Association (FUFA) awards by injecting UG Shs 100 million in this year’s awards slated for Friday the second of December. Uganda witnessed the official launch of the 2016 awards at a press briefing with journalists from different media houses who turning up to witness what is in preparation.
The proceedings were kicked off by Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA spokesperson at 11:30am with an introduction of the sponsoring company’s representatives. The companies included Airtel, Sms One, National Insurance Corporation (NIC), Nile Special , Rwenzori ,Canaan Sites and Kibo Media.
Later on, some of the sponsoring company representatives gave their remarks starting with Bobkins from Kibo Media, Tonny Mutengu from SMS ONE, Edmund Mutebi from Canaan Sites, Pamela Abonyo from NIC, Indrajeet Kumar from Airtel and Remmie Kisaakye the head of Brand and Communication Airtel who had this say. “Airtel, FUFA and football are in the same sentence for a long time. I would like to re affirm our pledge and continued support to be boys and we can only go on and reward them. We would like to urge the press to pass on very good message so that these boys can get the votes they can get in a transparent manner.”
The press conference was concluded by the FUFA president Engineer Moses Magogo who communicated briefly. “Incidentally 2016 has been the golden year including the qualification to the African Cup of Nations and our continuation in world cup. Why not celebrate 2016 in a bigger way and we would like to use this opportunity as we launch the awards to encourage the performers, the players, the coaches, referees who are supposed to be winning these accolades that awards are always be organised in the most fair way. We believe that using the sms procedure to determine the winners gives an opportunity to the fans. It is our game, country and our moment as all Ugandans to be celebrating.” said Magogo