Uganda Premier League outfit Bright Stars Football Club are in bed with Japanese international Keisuke Honda who in June this year made a visit to the Pearl of Africa.
The former AC Milan football star through his sports company Honda Estilo under the branch Soltilo Uganda Limited on Monday announced a long term partnership with the Kawempe based side who host their home games at the Champion Stadium in Mwererwe, Entebbe.
Two directors in the names of Grace Kwezira (a Ugandan) and Yo Tabuchi (a Japanese) represented Soltilo while CEO Mathias Mugwanya and Chairman Ronald Mutebi were present on behalf of the Lato Milk-sponsored side as well as head coach Fred Kajoba and his assistant Paul Kiwanuka.
While addressing the media, Tabuchi, director of Soltilo Uganda Familia Soccer School noted that;
“When Keisuke Honda visited Uganda, we met with various people. We are very pleased to have such a project in Uganda with Bright Stars F.C. This is a dream come true for Uganda and Africa at large. There are 70 football schools in Japan, China and Cambodia,” as quoted on the club’s official website.
Meanwhile, chairman Mutebi recounted that;
“It is a special day for our Club and Ugandan football at large. I have special gratitude to the team I have worked with over the years to bring this project to where it is today. I am glad that our effort and sacrifice has attracted international partners that share the same vision and this will certainly take the club to a totally different level.”
Club coaches Fred Kajoba (head) and his assistant Paul Kiwanuka echoed the same voice, applauding the new partnership.
“Our focus is a top 6 finish. We shall work within our means to deliver the results. I am very happy to hear that a Japanese company Soltilo Uganda through the superstar Honda Keisuke are supporting us fully. There is now every reason to thank this kind of motivation,” Kajoba remarked.
Bright Stars host Vipers in their open game of the Uganda Premier League on Tuesday at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe.
Some of the new recruits at the club include Benson Wegima, Jimmy Kitimbo, Hakim Ssekitto, Hamza Muwonge, Nelson Senkatuka, Henry Kiwanuka, Enock Walusimbi and Farouk Kawooya.