November 27, 2021

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Airtel backs Qatar world cup dream as Cranes face Kenya

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Uganda Cranes team will be in action playing against Kenya in a qualifier match for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World cup today, Thursday 11th 2021 at 4:00pm, at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Henry Njoroge, the Marketing Director Airtel Uganda, says Airtel indeed has sponsored the Uganda Cranes Football team since 2013 and has been privileged to see the team grow in leaps and bounds from and individual player level to the team level nationally and internationally.

“We saw the team qualify for AFCON 2 years back to back after waiting for 39 years, we have seen some individuals on the team like the former captain and goal keeper get global recognition, to mention but  a few. Our bond has seen us bear fruit with the team, FUFA and fans at large. This is something we are particularly proud of as a brand,” he said this morning in a media interview.

According to him, after qualifying for AFCON twice, Cranes will naturally hit the next big thing, which in this case is the 2020 World Cup in Qatar.

Airtel as the main sponsor is very keen on supporting the team to realize this dream, he said.

“To support this cause, we have worked and continue to work closely with FUFA, among other stakeholders so that we accord the team the much needed support, both be in cash and in kind so as to enable them meet their day to day operational expenses.  It goes without saying   that support and belief in the team from the fans continues to play a big role in morale boosting the players each time they have a match.”

He says the win against Rwanda was huge because it gave everyone more hope. Uganda is second in the group with 8 points and will play Mali on Sunday.

Njoroge said Airtel also has a special product called the Cranes offer which is open to all Airtel customers each time the Uganda Cranes have a game. 

For Just 2000/= fans can enjoy 300MB and 20mins to share highlights, talk about the game, send good wishes to the players and so on. All they need to do is Dial *149*20# to activate the Cranes offer.

He wished the team good luck in the upcoming game and all the World Cup qualifiers lined up this year.

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