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Express FC renews partnership with DStv Uganda ahead of new season

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DStv Uganda has reaffirmed its continued partnership as title sponsorship holders of Express FC as the countdown to the 2017/2018 season gets underway.

Addressing journalists at a press conference, Phoebe Nakabazzi, Marketing Manager DStv Uganda said, “We still have an active, running contract with Express FC following our sponsorship announcement last year in October. These first few months of the sponsorship have yielded so much fruit and opportunity for us as a brand. We are excited to continue on this journey with Express FC in boosting the team’s performance in the league”.

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DStv was the first brand to take on sponsorship for Express FC since its inception in 1957, which has propelled the brand to attract more sponsors over the last few weeks.

Hon. Minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Chairperson of Express FC poses with Phoebe Nakabazzi, Marketing Manager DStv Uganda after presenting a a certificate of appreciation.

Hon. Minister Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Chairperson of Express FC poses with Phoebe Nakabazzi, Marketing Manager DStv Uganda after presenting a a certificate of appreciation.

Phoebe Nakabazzi added, “We were very clear with what our set objectives towards this sponsorship entailed. We are like-minded brands, with shared values to grow in the various sectors. As DStv our commitment to the development of sports in this country is unquestionable. We aim to make a contribution in nurturing talent and the growth of sports. The continuation and reiteration that we are still one with Express is important to us to solidify our confidence in Express as a team.”

Express FC Chairperson Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi thanked DStv Uganda for the effort rendered in the first season of the sponsorship. “I don’t take this partnership for granted and I would like to acknowledge your contribution in making Express a more amplified team. Without you we wouldn’t be where we are today!”

Nakiwala handed over a certificate of appreciation to the brand for the first season of sponsorship.

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Kabaka Run raises Ugx 494 million towards sickle cell awareness

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Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has announced that Shs494 million was collected during the Airtel Kabaka Run.

The proceeds will be used to promote Sickle Cell Disease awareness as well as procure test kits.

“Shs200 million will go into buying test kits for screening Sickle Cell Disease awareness while Shs249 million will be channeled towards sensitization and awareness campaigns,” the Deputy Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Robert Waggwa said during the announcement made at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange, Mengo.

“21% of the people in Buganda have sickle cells, one is either a carrier or has the disease. With these proceeds, we will be sensitizing people about the disease and also testing them,” he added.

Airtel Uganda Head of Brands and Communication Remmie Kisakye, thanked Ugandans for turning up in in big numbers for the run that happened on April 7, 2019 and reconfirmed Airtel’s commitment towards the fight against Sickle Cells Disease.

“In line with our three-year theme, we intend to continue driving awareness about the Sickle Cell Disease. Last year, we donated over 140,000 sickle cell testing kits to Uganda National Health Laboratory Services, procured from the proceeds of this prestigious run. We are on a positive trajectory and together we can create a healthy Uganda,” she said.

The Kabaka run – an annual event celebrated to mark the King’s birthday – is part of a partnership that the telecommunications giant has with the Buganda Kingdom to sponsor four of their most important activities; the Kabaka’s birthday Run, Kabaka’s birthday celebration, the Kabaka’s coronation as well as Eid El Fitri.

Airtel Uganda also sponsors the Masaza Cup – the Buganda kingdom football tournament.

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Race for new Singleton golf Challenge champion intensifies as quarter-finals get underway

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The dream of claiming the trophy for the first time will be the common denominator for all the eight ‘amateur category’ pairs (16 players) who will take to the green when the quarter-finals of the Singleton Match PlayChallenge get underway this Saturday, May 11 at the par-71 Entebbe Golf Course.

With defending champions Sheila Kesiime and Peace Kabasweka ejected at the third round of the competition last month by Samuel Kato and Charles Odere, it is anyone’s title for Season Three. Yet not even the winners of the inaugural season, Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri, can bid for a second triumph, as their journey was cut short at the same round last month, going down to the determined pair of Andrew Atuhaire and Geofrey Orach.

The elimination of both pairs of former champions means that this year the amateur category of the challenge is yet again certain to get a new pair of champs–just like it was last year when Peace and Sheila won. The prize for the champions is a trip to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January 2020.

In the mouth-watering quarter-final action this Saturday, the pair of Samuel Kato and Charles Odere will face off with yet another ladies team in Martha Babirye and Maureen Okura, who eliminated another much-fancied female team–Gloria Mbaguta and Evelyn Asiimwe. Wendy Angudeye/Doreen Mwesige will take on the winner between Tim Mwanda/Suubi Kiwanuka and Charles Hamya/Joseph Bogera.

In the pros section, the quarter finals will feature Herman ‘Deco’ Mutebi, Fred Wanzala, Robert Happy, Abraham Ainamani, Gerald Kabuye, Herman Mutawe, David Kamulindwa and Ronald Rugumayo. In their battle for the Shs50 million kitty, Mutebi will face Happy, Rugumayo takes on Wanzala, Ainemani challenges Kamulindwa, while Mutawe will lock horns with Kabuye.

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Bebe Cool’s Prophecy about Barcelona Comes True as They Fail to Qualify

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Bebe Cool could be Prophet Mbonye’s newest competitor.

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A few days ago Bebe Cool prophesied that Barcelona would not qualify for the Champions League final. But not many people took him serious.

Today Liverpool walloped Barcelona 4:0 bringing Bebe Cool’s prophecy to reality.

Bebe Cool also insists that Bobi Wine will never be president.

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