MTN Uganda has announced a significant sponsorship deal with the Ugandan national soccer team. The sponsorship package will be used to support seven properties of the federation that is Uganda Cranes (Men’s National Team), the Crested Cranes (Women’s National Team), the FUFA Drum, the FUFA Juniors League, FUFA Super 8, the FUFA Super Cup, and the annual FUFA Awards. The Cranes, will see an increased influx of US$660,000 as part of the deal, the largest amount of money ever given to the soccer team by a corporate organisation in Uganda.

“I am excited on behalf of MTN Uganda to officially announce that we are bringing back the game to Ugandans, who are the most passionate fans of our football. Let’s go Uganda Cranes” — MTN CEO Sylvia Mulinge. “This sponsorship signals our commitment to continue developing football in Uganda and supporting the Cranes’ ambition of flying our country’s flag high, everywhere they go,” Mulinge added.