Magogo reveals why FUFA opted for it’s own kits manufacturer

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FUFA President Moses Magogo holds the newly unveiled official match ball (Photo by FUFA Media)

David GOMBE

On Friday, 16th February, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) confirmed Janzi as their own kits manufacturer.

FUFA President Moses Magogo has revealed why the Federation opted to have their own kits manufacturer.

“It has been studied that out of 100% money made by football, 90% is held by the middle men. When we buy a branded jersey of the national team and we sell it on the local market then we shall sell it at 50,000 but the actual cost could be 10,000. There’s a manufacturer in the middle who is going to take the 30,000 and the tax man as well as the cost of selling. So whenever you add a brand then you add value to what you are buying, that’s why we have come up with our own brand.”

“This has been done elsewhere we are not rocket scientists. This has been done even on the level of the English Premier league of creating our own brand. We have doing testing for a number of years and instead of using Umbro, Nike and Adidas what is important is to have the product we are going to have. These brands don’t own the factory, they own brands.”

Said Magogo before adding,

“So as FUFA we have officially unveiled Janzi as our own Kit manufacturer. It is the one that we shall be using going forward. It is our own, branded and registered as a trademark owned by the Federation.”

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Janzi us also the manufacturer of the FUFA official match ball (Zakayo)

Umbro has been the kit manufacturer for all the nine National Teams since December 2020 when they replaced Mafro on a four year deal.

Janzi will now be the kits manufacturer for all the nine National Teams that FUFA controls which are Uganda Cranes, the Crested Cranes, Uganda U23(Kobs), Uganda U20(Hippos), Uganda U17(Cubs), Uganda Boys U15, Uganda Women’s U20, Uganda Girls’ U17 and the Sand Cranes (National Beach Soccer Team).

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