The power of giving dwells and stems from one’s heart, the two Holy books – Koran and Bible concur.
It is in the same spirit that Crown Beverages Limited (CBL) under their Nivana brand offered to the Uganda U-17 national women football team.
The Beverage company partnered with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as they provided 400 cartons of Nivana Water to the team.
For starters, the Uganda U-17 women team is preparing for a two legged FIFA U17 World cup Qualifier with Cameroon whose winner over the two legs will book a berth for the finals in India.
Edgar Watson Suubi, the Chief Executive Officer at FUFA officially recieved the water, flanked by the FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke.
Watson, a former Uganda Cranes and SC Villa captain expressed delight by the donation from Nivana and thanked Crown Beverages Limited for their continuous support towards Ugandan sports.
‘Football needs partners to grow. We are very grateful to have Nivana on board and identifying with our Marketing Department and these talented players. Hard training needs refreshments and that is why we are glad to have Nivana Water join us’ Watson remarked.
Nivana Brand Manager Ernest Ssentongo lauded FUFA for providing the platform upon which Nivana and other CBL brands give back to the community.
Hence forth, Ssentongo vowed for a long term and strong partnership going forward.
‘We wish the U17 Women the best of luck in their upcoming games and this donation is a token of our appreciation for the partnership with FUFA and our joint desire to see Ugandan football prosper’ Ssentongo noted.
Head coach of the Uganda U17 Women team Ayub Khalifan Kiyingi, FUFA Women Football Development Officer Joan Namusisi, national team players Fauzia Najjemba and Juliet Nalukenge graced the event.
The Squad of 30 players is currently in camp at Islamic University in Uganda- Kabojja Campus ahead of the global Qualifiers to take place on 31st October in Kampala and two weeks later in Cameroon.
Crown Beverages Limited supported the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) during its infantry stage.
They join the ever swelling list of sponsors and partners that FUFA’s magnetic appeal that lured on board over the years.
Airtel Uganda Limited, the main sponsors of Uganda Cranes are joined by National Breweries Limited, Insurance gurus NIC Holdings Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited (Pilsner and Eagle Poa), Buganda Kingdom and many other partners.
FUFA was founded in 1924 and continues to set the trend for many sports federations in Uganda on different fronts.
Thirty players were summoned to the camp.
The Full Squad
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School
Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy
Zulaika Ngamita – Asubo Gafford Ladies
Grace Aluka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Samalie Nakacwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Sumaya Komuntale – Tooro Queens
Bira Naddunga – Olila High School
Gillian Akadinda – Olila High School
Gloria Namugerwa – Uganda Martyrs High School
Stella Musubuka – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Patricia Akiror – Ajax Queens FC
Winnifred Kwatulira – Jinja United FC
Devine Mirembe – Asubo Gafford Ladies FC
Shamira Nalugya – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Shakira Nyinagahirwa – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Kevin Nakacwa – Uganda Martyrs High School
Moreen Nangonzi – Ajax Queens FC
Ruth Nyakato – Tooro Queens FC
Sumaya Kyomuhendo – Isra Soccer Academy
Sumaya Tibazalika – Sumaya (Wakiso)
Juliet Nalukenge – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Zaina Nandede – She Kataka FC
Fauzia Najjemba – Kampala Queens
Hadijjah Nandago – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Margaret Kunihira – Kawempe Muslim Ladies
Catherine Nagadya – Uganda Martyrs High School
Zaitun Namaganda – Taggy High School
Eva Nagayi – Rines WFC
Kamuyati Naigaga – Taggy High School
Brenda Munyana – Uganda Martyrs High School
Ayub Khalifa – Head coach
Hadijah Namuyanja – Assistant coach
James Magala – Goalkeeping coach
Oliver Mbekeka – Trainer
Stella Nankumba – Team Doctor
Joan Namusisi – Team coordinator
Cissy Nakiguba – Kits Manager
Steven Mayamba –Media Officer
Chrizestom John Kalibbala – Leader of Delegation