In an effort to foster engagement with the People of Buganda, Centenary Bank has announced Shs50 million sponsorship for this year’s Masaza Cup.
Speaking at a Press Conference to announce its participation in the Masaza Cup as a Platinum Sponsor at Bulange Mengo, Centenary Bank Managing Director Fabian Kasi said: “This tournament is important to us because we believe that developing youth talent is key to ensuring their prosperity and improving their livelihoods in future. Our participation in this tournament is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility to give back to the people of Buganda for having supported us over the years.”
The Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga thanked Centenary Bank for their generous contribution. “I would like to thank Centenary Bank for supporting us to hold this year’s Masaza Cup. Your contribution will go a long way in ensuring that we hold a successful tournament,” he said.
The Masaza Cup is an annual tournament organised by the Buganda Kingdom to search for young potential footballers, develop their football talent, while mobilizing the people of Buganda through sports. According to the tournament organisers, last year each match attracted over 30,000 people from 18 counties of Buganda.
“As the tournament’s platinum sponsor, we believe it will provide us with an opportunity to engage with the people of Buganda and further extend our commitment to being the people’s Bank,” Kasi said.
This year’s Masaza cup kicked off on 7th May 2016 at Kabula in Lyantonde. The tournament which will be played over the next four months has so far attracted teams from 18 counties of Buganda. Last year’s tournament was won by Singo after defeating Buddu.