By Our Reporter
KCB Bank Uganda has announced a UGX 95 million cash sponsorship package for Kampala Old Boys (KOBs) Rugby Club, one of Uganda’s best rugby clubs, in an effort to promote the growth and development of the sport among the youth in Uganda. This sponsorship earns KCB Bank the Club’s name and title rights and gives the club a new name; KCB-KOBS Rugby Club, going forward.
The announcement was made by the KCB Bank Uganda, Head of Marketing and Communications, Diana Komukama Ssempebwa at the team’s home Legends Rugby Grounds. Komukama, expressed her optimism about the sponsorship and pledged the bank’s support towards the game, and Ugandan sports in general.
“I am pleased to announce that KCB Bank Uganda is committing shs95 million to KOBs Rugby Club as part of our support for the growth of the club and promotion of rugby talent among the youth in Uganda. This sponsorship will enable the Club to effectively prepare, participate and win in competitive sports in the country and the region,” Mrs. Ssempebwa said at the handover ceremony.
Godfrey Ssekajja, the KOBS Head Coach applauded KCB Bank Uganda for choosing the Kobs family as their club of choice. He said, “This partnership is more than business relationship for us, but also a big opportunity that marks a bond for us as a family. Thank you for believing in us and taking this step with us. We hope to deliver an experience better than your expectations.”
Derrick Tukwasibwe, the Kobs Rugby Club Captain added his voice of gratitude to KCB Bank Uganda, saying the partnership is a game changer for the team and the rugby sport as a whole.
Tukwasibwe commented, “My clubmates and I, look at this partnership as the boost we have prayed and hoped for, for a long time. Association with a prestigious brand like KCB pushes us to excel and be good ambassadors.”