By Shaban Lubega & Badru Afunadula
FOOTBALL–dfcu Bank has Thursday morning signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Kitende-based football club, Vipers Sports Club. The sponsorship is valued at a total of Shs300m (Three hundred million Uganda shillings).
Speaking at the sponsorship signing at DFCU towers in Kololo, dfcu Bank’s Chief of Business and Executive Director, William Sekabembe, said: “dfcu Bank understands the importance and impact of football in our communities and Uganda in general. We are pleased to partner with a club that has a strong heritage and is committed to empowering communities through sports development.”
“With the sponsorship valued at Shs300m, we believe dfcu Bank is contributing towards the continued growth and development of the club and Uganda as country. It is our reaffirmation that dfcu is committed to partnerships that demonstrate the ability to empower and transform communities,” he added.
According to Vipers Sports Club President, Lawrence Mulindwa, the club will always embrace football development and strive to attract partners to the game of football.
“As a club, we are excited to have one of the most powerful brands in the banking sector supporting us to build and grow the game of football. Having dfcu as our banking partner is beneficial to not just Vipers but the entire football fraternity in Uganda. Let as support dfcu Bank and all other Vipers partners that are putting money into the game,” Mulindwa said.
Vipers SC has continued to show resilience and growth with the team registering various successes on and off the football field.
The new partnership between the Uganda Premier League club and dfcu Bank will help strengthen the team as well as create awareness for the team’s fans and bank’s customers.
The announcement of the sponsorship comes a few months after dfcu Bank donated 1,000 bags of cement valued at over Shs30 million towards the rehabilitation of Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.
The deal also becomes Vipers’ second mega money deal in less than two years after completing one worthy Shs700 million with Hima Cement.
With so many companies coming on board to partner with different football clubs in the country, it is no surprise that one of Uganda’s most organised clubs, Vipers SC is enjoying its fair share of the sponsorship money.