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Wakiso Giants extend marriage with 1xBet

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David GOMBE

Wakiso Giants and 1xBet have extended their marriage ahead of the forthcoming 2023/24 season.

The announcement was made on Tuesday at Meilin International Hotel in Kampala.

At the start of the 2021/22 season, 1xBet and Wakiso Giants signed a deal worth 65,000 $ (Ug. 242 million) then.

In the new deal that will last until the end of the 2023/24 with an option for further years, the international betting company has offered an improved deal worth 100,000 $ (Ugx. 371 million).

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Wakiso Giants CEO Sula Kamoga said;

“As a club, we are delighted with the extension of this contract with 1xBet as it shows the level of confidence they have in the team. We promise to use the partnership to ensure the club continues to grow performances.

“This is a timely boost ahead of the season that kicks off this weekend.” Said Kamoga.

Tony Dhabangi (Head of Operations, 1xBet Uganda)

“When we signed last year, we promised renewal of this contract if all went all. In this new agreement, we have added more finances to ensure the club improves in all spheres and we shall renew the marriage next year if all goes well.

“As a company, we are supportive of Ugandan sport and this partnership is part of the many Corporate Social Responsibilities activities that we carry on.”

Brian Ssenyonga Charles, Wakiso District Sports Officer

“On behalf of the Wakiso District Chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika who is the club patron, we are happy with our main kit sponsors 1xBet for renewing their support towards the club. As a district, we shall continue to support the team and also mobilise fans to watch games and also buy club merchandise.”

Hassan Lule (Club Chairman):

“We want to thank 1xBet for their financial contribution to the club that started last season and will continue this season. Its something we can’t take for granted and with them, we shall continue to be competitive.

“I want to thank everyone associated with the club from the players, staff, sponsors, technical staff to the playing staff. To the fans, we promise even better next season.” Said Lule

The club also unveiled their kit for the 2023/24 season a predominantly Purple shirt, Purple socks and white shorts blended with a touch of gold on the trademark Adidas’ three stripes flowing from the shoulders to the shorts.

The Purple Sharks will take on Maroons FC in their opening league fixture.

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