Express Football Club, under their new management led by city lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka as chairman have today unveiled Equity Bank as their new partner in a mega partnership deal.
The partnership deal worth 100 million shillings was uncovered on Thursday mid-morning at the bank’s new headquarters at Church House in Kampala.
The unveiling ceremony was graced with the presence of new club chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Chief Executive Officer Hamza Jjunju and Anthony Kituka, the Executive Director for Equity Bank Uganda.
Speaking at the event, Kituka said “the partnership is worth one hundred million shillings.” He further labored to explain the deal saying;
“We have given it one year as a start then we shall assess the partnership. This is a partnership not a sponsorship. Express gets money depending on the performance after meeting our targets. We want to be involved with a club which has support and good performance.”
On the other hand in this partnership, Express FC aka Mukwano gwa bangi will have its fans open up accounts with the back and get what has been dubbed the “Equity Express Card” at just 50,000 shillings.
“We want Express fans’ to embrace this and help the club reach its target. This is an Equity-Express train driven by the Equity-Express Card,” Kituka noted.
Meanwhile, Kiwanuka said that acquisition of this card would guarantee one free entrance for all home leagues for the Red Eagles at Wankulukuku but doesn’t give one voting rights.
“The Equity Express Card is like a season ticket. I don’t want lines at Wankulukuku for fans picking tickets which are even difficult to account for. Let’s embrace digitalization,” he remarked.
“The card doesn’t give fans voting rights but just access to access the club services at a discounted rate,” he added.