By Sophan Niwamanya
Macro Hardware, a local establishment, has extended a generous hand by contributing 5 million shillings to the Kigezi Homeboys football club as they prepare for the upcoming 2023/24 season in the FUFA big league.
The announcement took place during a press conference held at the Rwenzori Inn Hotel in Kabale, just ahead of their pivotal big-league clash against Mbale Heroes Football Club scheduled for October 1st, 2023.
Mr. Akankwasa Brian, the CEO of Kigezi Homeboys, conveyed his heartfelt appreciation for the consistent support from Macro Hardware over the past three seasons.
He underscored the changing landscape of football, emphasizing its evolution into a serious business endeavor. Furthermore, he called upon other companies to follow the philanthropic example set by Macro Hardware and step forward as sponsors for the club.
In addition to financial assistance, Macro Hardware has also undertaken the responsibility of field preparations before each home game and will reward the Man of the Match with a commendable sum of 100,000 Ugandan shillings. However, due to ongoing renovations at their home ground, Ndorwa, Kigezi Homeboys will temporarily host their home matches at Kabale Main Stadium, albeit without spectators.
Joram Mugume, the CEO of Macro Hardware, lauded the unwavering dedication of Kigezi Homeboys’ CEO and underscored the formidable challenges associated with running a football club. He pledged enduring support, expressing the company’s earnest desire to witness the club ascend to the Uganda Premier League and compete on the international stage. Mugume urged fellow businesspersons, politicians, and professionals to join hands in financially bolstering their local clubs.
Denis Tushabe, the head coach of Kigezi Homeboys, reassured fans of the team’s unwavering commitment to achieving positive outcomes. He addressed concerns regarding player changes, explaining that certain players were released due to conflicting commitments related to university football. Nevertheless, the team has welcomed new additions, with 24 out of 30 squad members holding valid licenses and being fully prepared for the upcoming matches.
Julius Musingunzi, the chairperson of the club’s fan base, issued a passionate plea to the public, urging them to wholeheartedly support the team. He emphasized the pivotal role mass support plays in bolstering their beloved home club.
During the same press conference, the club introduced Twinamatsiko Micheal as their new official communications officer for the upcoming season, taking over from Mr. Chrispino Behimbisa