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City Tyres fills gap

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st May 2005 03:00 AM

CITY TYRES have agreed to bankroll the league, bringing an end to the silent boycott of Ugandan football by sponsors, fed up with the constant wrangling and lack of transparency that had afflicted the now disbanded Denis Obua administration.

CITY TYRES have agreed to bankroll the league, bringing an end to the silent boycott of Ugandan football by sponsors, fed up with the constant wrangling and lack of transparency that had afflicted the now disbanded Denis Obua administration.

By Fred Kaweesi

CITY TYRES have agreed to bankroll the league, bringing an end to the silent boycott of Ugandan football by sponsors, fed up with the constant wrangling and lack of transparency that had afflicted the now disbanded Denis Obua administration.

Soon after City Tyres had given a sh60m one-year sponsorship assurance, the FUFA normalisation committee led by Dr. James Sekajugo was reminded not to forget to be accountable like past FUFA regimes.

“We have a very big problem in football. I am coming back as a sponsor because we must find a way forward as we normalise football in the country,” City Tyres proprietor Hajji Omar Ahmed ‘Mandela’ pointed out at the company’s headquarters in Industrial Area, Kampala, yesterday.

“If we are honest, transparent and clear then fans will return,” Ahmed said.

The league will be called the City Tyres Super League. Nile Breweries, telecommunication giants MTN and Celtel and Top Radio have all been in and out of bed with FUFA in the past five years. They all terminated funding as a result of poor management.

“We want the rules followed irrespective of the club penalised,” Mandela added.

“We are building an image and we want to be associated with a sport with a perfect image,” City Tyres’ director Abdullahi Ahmed said.

City Tyres’ alliance with soccer has been on for a couple of years.

They have mainly supported junior football at the U-14 level.

The official sponsors’ launch of the league that kicks off on June 10 will be held on June 8.

KCC play Mityana Utoda, while Police FC hosts Victor FC at Namboole on June 10.

Normalisation committee chairman Sekajugo was thrilled.

“It’s a team building exercise as we kick off the league. We will strive to get the fans back as our sponsors expect,” said Ssekajugo.

Kavuma Kabenge, FUFA’s head of competitions, promised:“We are entering a new era. We want to get rid of vices.”

City Tyres fills gap

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