FORT PORTAL —Starttimes Uganda Premier League soccer side Tooro United have appointed sports enthusiast Mr. Shaban Lubega known by his social media Shaban Benteke as new media chief in charge of club information.
The club has Tuesday August 27 evening confirmed that
Mr. Lubega will take responsibility for overseeing the Tooro United media strategy, and the day-to-day operations the club’s in-house media operations offering.
This website understands that Mr.Lubega will also look after the clubs official communications among other strategies including output of the club’s matchday programmes.
Mr. Samuel Nyakuma will deputise Mr. Lubega as the assistant public relations officer.
“We would like to being to your notice that we have appointed the above personalities as the club’s head public officer and assistant public officer respectively,” the club announced on Tuesday August 27.
According to the clubs official communication, the duo takes office immediately.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Lubega said it is a honour work with Tooro United as PR of a Uganda Premier League because “it is one of my dreams coming true.”
“Tooro United is a club that I have followed for long and I love the way it is run,” he said.
When he was approached, he said the answer was always going to be yes.
“Hope we reach the desired heights in the end.”
Lubega has previously worked as a StarTimes Uganda Premier League pundit, sports writer and editor at Vision Group, Record TV, Record Radio and PML Daily.
The club was founded in 2007 as Soana F.C. and played at the Kavumba ground in Wakiso. They were named after an investments company.
Soana were promoted to the Ugandan Super League for the first time in 2013, where they quickly made a name for themselves by winning their first four games of the season and ultimately finished fifth.
In 2018, the club’s chairman, who was from the Tooro region of Uganda, decided to move the team to Fort Portal.
Currently the team plays at the 1000 capacity Buhinga Playground in Fort Portal.