Nile Breweries today Thursday November 28, 2019 under their new brand Nile Special Stout, has injected sh670m to Uganda Rugby Union (URU) in a one year sponsorship deal.
Of the sh670m, URU will get sh260m in cash an increment of sh110 from last year’s package of sh150m.
The prize money has also been increased from sh22m last season to sh40.5m this season and sh8m as a fund created for the Special categories prizes which include most disciplined team, best managed team and others.
Sh42m will be injected in the second tier of the league (championship) which is the regional development while sh70m will be administration of the league including referees.
URU president Godwin Kayangwe lauded Nile Special for the continued support and urged clubs to take advantage of the partnership.
“Our partner is committed to supporting rugby and as a union and club we must be organised show reason for increase in the funding,” Kayangwe said.
“We shall rate the performance of each club to determine the share clubs receive on the sh100m package for the Clubs,” Kayangwe explained.
Nile Breweries Brand Manager Francis Nyende assured URU of his companies support and urged the union to spread the sport country wide.
The 2020-2024 promises to be a busy period for the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) that has launched a four year strategic plan to ensure the development of the sport.
URU in the Strategic plan has all their focus on primary schools participation to grow the number of participation as a target of 100,000 participants a year in their mind.
These will also be catered for by increasing the number Secondary schools, Tertiary institutions and universities playing the sport.
Communication and visibility remains a priority in the four years development plan and capacity building where office bearers and volunteers have to be trained to suit the required standards.
“When you think of increasing numbers, you
must have plans of retention and those are tertiary and universities, because
we have so many good players who disappear after finishing high school,”
“We are looking at commercialising the sport and improving on our products both in the 15s and 7s version of the sport,” he added.
URU secretary Peter Odong emphasised
improving on the welfare of the staff both permanent and volunteers so that
they commit their services to the sport.
overwhelmed and speechless. I cannot believe that we have won it again,” Kobs
coach Davis Kiwalabye said after his side’s 15-14 defeat of Hima Cement
Heathens to successfully defend their Uganda Cup trophy.
Aziku scored the winning try with a conversion by Ivan Kirabo in the last
minute sending Kobs fans at Kings park Rugby Ground in jubilation before
referee Saudha Adiru blew the final whistle.
who came in as a caretaker coach has now won two trophies the Kampala Old Boys,
the National 7s circuit and Uganda Cup.
He attributed the win to team work and perseverance saying the victory has motivated him to also target the league title that starts on Friday November 29.
Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s team beat Mauritius 57-0, Namibia 35-17 and Senegal 52-12 to book space in the semi-final of the Rugby Africa 7s tournament in Johannesburg South Africa.
The team tomorrow saturday face Kenya in the morning game and coach onyango is expecting good results.
Coach Tolbert Onyango is impressed the team’s performance and he said,” Team did well today obviously not all games were pretty to watch, but we got the wins. Tomorrow we start over again one game at a time.
The winner of the 14 team tournament will qualify for the Tokyo
Springboks clinch RWC title to sit alongside 1995 and 2007
Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe celebrates his late try in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup
Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe tries, plus
22 points via the boot of Handre Pollard, saw a monstrously-physical South
Africa seal a third Rugby World Cup triumph, beating an off-colour England
32-12 in Yokohama.
Farrell notched all of England’s points off the tee courtesy of four penalties,
but Eddie Jones’ charges were punished for repeated errors and unable to get
past a staunch South Africa defence.
make history as the first nation ever to lose a Rugby World Cup game – their
opening Pool B clash with New Zealand – and go on to lift the cup, while also
becoming the first side to win a Rugby Championship or Tri-Nations title and
World Cup in the same year.
Entebbe Mongers Rugby Club has
been boosted ahead of their Uganda Cup quarterfinal game with Toyota Buffaloes
on Saturday at the House of Pain ground Entebbe.
The Entebbe based side on Wednesday received a new kit as part of the fulfillment of the Plascon sponsorship to the club.
Early this year in February, the
club received a home Kit and sh12.3m package from the paint manufacturing
company to help them finalise their home ground.
“This is a boost to us and as a team we are going for a win. Buffaloes may be a strong side, but know that this is a knockout tournament and we shall have no mercy on them,” said Club captain Andrew Olwenyi