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Uganda vs Tanzania: Cranes’ Sponsors and Partners Speak out ahead of AFCON Qualifier

8th September 2018

Total AFCON 2019 Qualifier
Uganda Vs Tanzania

Venue: Mandela National Stadium Namboole

Date: 8th August 2018

Entry charges-Tickets: 15,000-(Ordinary), 40,000-(VIP), 150,000/- (VVIP)


Wednesday 15th August 2018: Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre to announce Squad for the Uganda vs Tanzania match

Ahead of the Total AFCON 2019 encounter between Uganda and neighbors Tanzania, the National team’s official sponsors Airtel together with partners Nile Special, NIC, EcoBank, Bul and BetLion have revealed that they will continue with their commitment towards the Uganda Cranes aimed at posting good results.
In their deliberations at the press conference held on Wednesday morning at FUFA House, full support was pledged by representatives of the 5 companies that attended the function aimed at driving support for the 8th September clash.

Remmie Kisakye-Head Brand & Communications Airtel

Remmie Kisakye (Head Brand and Communications-Airtel Uganda) duringthe weekly press conference at FUFA House on Wednesday

‘We are proud and believe that we have done enough together with FUFA to make sure that the team is ready. I urge the media to give a positive picture which will give the encounter the desired hype through professional reporting. As the official sponsors of the Uganda Cranes, we are committed to ensure that the National team shines and we shall mobilise fans to fill Namboole and thus raise the Uganda flag high. Statistics show that Uganda has an upper hand over Tanzania in past meetings and this will play a key role on 8th September. We want the Uganda Anthem to be played again at AFCON finals and together we will win’.

Airtel’s Remmie Kisakye addressed the media before meeting the Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre

Isaac Sekasi- Country Head of Marketing Nile Breweries

Isaac Sekasi (M)-Country Head Marketing (Nile Breweries/Nile Special) with Primrose of Ecobank and FUFA’s Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein at the press conference

‘This is the longest partnership we have held in the history of Nile Breweries. We are celebrating our ten years’ partnership with the Uganda Cranes and FUFA in a special way together with fans. A lot of activities have been arranged beginning next week to ensure that we give the upcoming game the publicity it deserves. After 39 years of waiting, we now want to see the Uganda Cranes qualify regularly for AFCON and even make it to the FIFA World cup. This is very possible’

Sekasi (L) with Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre

Primrose Kobusingye- Head of Marketing and Communications EcoBank Uganda

Primrose Kobusingye- Head of Marketing and Communications Ecobank at the press conference in Mengo

‘We are looking forward to doing it again to rekindle the memories of AFCON Gabon 2017. Our commitment is to ensure a big turn up at Namboole to support the Uganda Cranes.

A great football moment for Primrose Kobusingye with Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre at FUFA House

Pamela Abonyo- Head Corporate Communications NIC Holdings

Pamela Abonyo-Head Corproate Communications-NIC with the official match ball for the ongoing AFCON Qualification campaign

The Uganda vs Tanzania encounter will cement our partnership with the Uganda Cranes. As the official insurance partners, we continue with our commitment for more years to come. It has been a great 10 year partnership that has brought us success with the Uganda Cranes’

Pamela Abonyo-Head Corporate Communications-NIC with Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre

 Lionel Kabenge- Managing Director BetLion Uganda

Lionel Kabenge (M) -MD Betlion Uganda speaking at the press conference. Remmie Kisakye(L)- Head Brand and Communications-Aritel Uganda, Noela Byuma (R)-Brand Strategy Manager-Airtel Uganda.

‘We have doubled the Uganda Cranes jackpot all for the upcoming Tanzania encounter. We shall do whatever it takes to drive traffic to Namboole on match day’

Lionel Kabenge (M) -MD Betlion Uganda with Cranes coach Sebastien
Noela Byuma-Brand Strategy Manager-Airtel Uganda with Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre

MAIN PHOTO: L-R Esther Musoke (FUFA Marketing Director, Primrose Kobusingye- Head of Marketing and Communications (Ecobank), Isaac Sekasi-Country Head Marketing (Nile Breweries/Nile Special), Remmie Kisakye (Head Brand and Communications-Aritel Uganda), Pamela Abonyo (Head Corporate Communications-NIC), Lionel Kabenge (MD Betlion Uganda), Noela Byuma (Brand Strategy Manager-Airtel Uganda). 


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