Kyetume FC acquires Melbet as lifetime “marriage” partner

Kyetume Football Club’s partnership with new sports betting kings Melbet Uganda was as a marriage where divorce is less thought of.

The two entities officially disclosed their vows at MelBet’s Head Office found on the busy Nakawa Business Park in Kampala on Friday, 27th November 2020.

Melbet revealed that the sponsorship for this StarTimes Uganda Premier League club based in Mukono is a multimillion deal as manifested by the company’s Director Andrew Kamwesigye who was flanked by Chief Operating Officer (COO) Yasin Asiimwe.

Kyetume will partake 30 percent of Melbet’s revenue shares.

“We are much pleased to be partnering with Kyetume FC. It’s a great pleasure to sponsor them. Our partnership is by choice because we believe in them and they can become champions of the UPL,” said.

L-R: Kyetume CEO Emmanuel Musinguzi, Melbet Head of Operations Yasin Asiimwe, Kyetume FC Chairman Ruben Mubiru Kaggwa, Melbet Director Andrew Kamwesigye and Kyetume Technical Director Jackson Mayanja

The betting company will sponsor Kyetume’s seasonal match and training kits, welfare of players, talent development (Junior side), stadium development and other operational expenses.

“I am very happy about this partnership! Last year our target was to remain in the league, we did that, this time round we are ready to compete,” Kyetume FC President Ruben Mubiru Kaggwa disclosed.

Kyetume FC Chairman Ruben Mubiru Kaggwa with the Melbet Director Andrew Kamwesigye

Kaggwa was accompanied by the club technical director who is also a Uganda Cranes’ legend Jackson “Mia-Mia” Mayanja and the chief executive officer Emmanuel Musinguzi.

“It’s a big day for us. I can see that the future is very bright for the team. Thanks to MelBet for coming on board,” Mayanja said.

Uganda Cranes legend and Kyetume CEO Jackson “Mia Mia” Mayanja

Having faced some downturns during the season and now the COVID crisis, the club is set to benefit from Melbet’s noble gesture of supporting Uganda Sports through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The Partnership has been defined as a marriage that will see the two parties work together for a long term on an undisclosed amount plus revenue share.

Kyetume football club finished 11th with 30 points from 25 games last season after the league was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus crisis that forced a halt on all football activities in Uganda.

Some of the Melbet Staff who graced the launch

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