Luzira based StarTimes Uganda Premier League outfit Maroons Football Club unveiled Ngetta Holdings Limited as their shirt sponsor for a period of one year.
Ngetta Holdings Limited, a Northern Uganda based company under the flagship brand Virgin Gold cooking oil came in with UGX 130M, bought three sets of jerseys, tracksuits and will brand the Prisons Ground in Luzira.
The two-time league winners (1968 and 1969) announced the deal on Monday, 10th December 2018 at Achwa Hall, Serena International Hotel, in Kampala.
Under the charges of coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe and his assistant David Obua, the boys will be clad in branded shirts with the Virgin Gold logo on the main front of the jerseys.
Johnson Byabasaija, the Commissioner General of the Uganda Prisons Service was present to witness the penning of the deal and also received the dummy cheque worth 130M from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ngetta Holdings Limited Paul Omara.
“I thank Ngetta Tropical Holdings Limited for this generous offer,” Byabasaija remarked at an event that was attended by other officials from the prisons services as well as the big shots from Maroons FC’s technical bench and the team captain Slyvester Okello.
“It is a wise decision because Maroons is a club of pedigree. We are not Nyamityobora or Paidha Black Angels, we are Maroons. Like we have done for other sports as Netball and Athletics, now we have centered on football development. We now have a budget and shall improve our current standings on the Uganda Premier League table standings,” he added.
On behalf of NgettaHolding Limited, CEO Paul Omara had this to say about the deal;
“It is a pleasure to associate with such a historical football club as Maroons Football Club. Maroons was founded in 1962 and won the Uganda Premier League twice in 1968 and 1969. We are glad to be part of this relationship with such a club.”