By Our Reporter
MTN Uganda has handed over UGX 50 million to the Uganda National Netball team, ahead of the Commonwealth games that shall commence next week in Birmingham, England between 28th July and 8th August 2022.
This sponsorship is in line with MTN Uganda’s commitment to bolstering sports in Uganda as a major driver for shared value hinged on the company’s Good Together notion.
The cheque was received by the Uganda Netball Federation President, Sarah Babirye Kityo at a handover ceremony held at the Allen VR Stanley school training grounds at Maya, Wakiso.
While handing over the cheque, Dorcas Batwala Muhwezi, the MTN Uganda General Manager, Customer Experience hailed the Uganda National Netball team for its tremendous efforts towards shining a light on the country by virtue of their incredible performance.
“The National Netball team has always done us proud through their hard work that has given us, as a country, immense global recognition and pride. As MTN, we are incredibly honored to support the Netball fraternity as they embark on their participation in the commonwealth games next week,” Muhwezi said.
Of the sponsorship package, UGX 20 million will go towards supporting the Federation’s administration, and the UGX 30 million directly to the players and coaching staff travelling for the games in Birmingham. This includes performance bonuses of UGX 3m each to the top scorer and the best player of the netball team, according to Muhwezi.
The She Cranes rank 6th internationally and second to only South Africa on the African continent, according to the World Netball rankings as of March 2022.
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