Nile Special Stout have today, November 28, 2019 replaced Nile Special as title sponsors of the new Uganda Rugby Premier League season.
According to Francis Nyende, the Nile Special Stout brand manager, the new Shs670 million sponsorship deal will see Shs100 million shared by clubs, while prize money has been increased from Shs22 million to Shs40.5million.
“The rest of the money will cater for other league requirements including special categories prize money,” Nyende confirmed to Uganda Rugby Union (URU) during the unveiling ceremony at Kyadondo Rugby Club.
He added that this was just a change in brands but the company (Nile Breweries Limited) is still committed to the development of the sport.
Godwin Kayangwe, the URU president applauded the unconditional support of the company to the sport, promising club managers that he will make rugby the leading sport in the country.
The league kicks off tomorrow, Friday November 29, 2019 with the defending champions Hima Cement Heathens taking on Betway Kobs at Kyadondo Rugby Ground under floodlights.
Day One League Fixtures
Friday: 29th November 2019
Hima Cement Heathens vs Betway Kobs
– Kyadondo 8:00pm
Saturday:30th November 2019
Toyota Buffaloes vs Pladcon Mongers – Kyadondo 4:30pm
Dusupay Warriors vs Impis – Kings park 2:30pm
Shell Rhinos vs Stanbic Pirates – Kings Park 4:30 pm
Hima Cement Heathens are the most successful club with 14 league titles followed by Kobs with 12
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