It’s now official, the Rugby Premier League has a new sponsor. Today the Uganda Rugby Union unveiled the new Nile stout beer as the sponsor for the new season 2019/20.
Nile stout replaces Nile special as the lead sponsor of the league. During the launch of the league convened at the Kyadondo Rugby Club, the new Nile Stout – also from Nile Breweries announced a staggering UGX670M sponsorship package for the new season.
UGX100M of the sponsorship goes directly to clubs while UGX40.5M, 22M, 8M is the Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed. This means a 100% increase special Categories prize money; from last season.
The Rugby Premier League kicking off on Friday 29th November with the first night game between Hima Cement Heathens v Betway Kobs.
Speaking at the launch of the league, the president Uganda Rugby Union Godwin Kayangwe commended Nile Breweries for being the biggest supporter of the rugby game in Uganda given their decade-long partnership.
“We wholeheartedly welcome Nile Special Stout as the title sponsor of the League and are privileged that rugby has been selected as the anchor sponsorship. This is testament to the growth of the game as an entertaining spectacle. And while we will always have a special place for Nile Special, we will embrace Nile Special Stout on this new journey as we’ve launched our new ambitious strategy to make rugby the leading sport in the country. Thank you Nile Breweries for truly living the line “Number one fan of Uganda Rugby” and we pledge to give Nile Special Stout a great landing as it’s launched to the rest of the country.” said Mr. Kayangwe.
The Nile Special Stout brand manager Francis Nyende affirmed that even though the sponsorship has changed hands to the new brand, Nile Special Stout, the commitment to partnering rugby is as high as it’s ever been.
“Rugby is much more than a game. It’s a lifestyle, a livelihood for some, an entertainment for many and a proud flag bearer of our country. As a bold, dark and satisfying liquid, we share certain intrinsic values with rugby players and fans and as the first and only stout crafted in Uganda, Nile Special Stout is proud to partner with such a great property that consistently flies our flag high and proud.” said Francis.
Opening Weekend Fixtures:
Friday, 29th Nov.
Hima Cement Heathens v Betway Kobs – Kyadondo 8PM
Saturday, 30th Nov.
Toyota Buffaloes v Plascon Mongers – Kyadondo 4:30PM
Dusupay Warriors v Impis – Kings Park in Bweyogerere 2:30PM
Shell Rhinos v Stanbic Pirates – Kings Park 4:30PM
Hippos v Rams – Damwaters 4:30PM