Kansai Plascon has today come on board as our official paint partner. The development was confirmed on Monday in a function held at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The deal signed is worth UGX 400M for two years but with an option of renewal in the presence of Plascon Uganda Managing Director, Santosh Gumte and our Club President, Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa.
The deal that places Plascon among the key kit sponsors, major player in other club activations and engagements such as its corporate social investment in the community, is the latest chapter in the brand’s well catalogued history of investing in sports including football and rugby, according to Mr. Gumte.
“To Kansai Plascon Uganda this is a continuation of the culture of investing in sports and we are very proud to partner a brand and club of Vipers’ stature. We really appreciate the ambition of the club, a virtue that is mutual to Plascon. Like Vipers, Plascon too is relatively a new name or brand on the Ugandan market in spite having been in operation for years in this country as a paint manufacturer. That notwithstanding, our ambition is to maintain our position as the number one paint and coatings provider in the country, region and continent; just like Vipers is aiming for the top spot in Ugandan, regional and continental club football,” said Gumte.
Vipers SC President Dr. Mulindwa expressed gratitude for the trust that has Plascon vested in Vipers as an institution. He pledged that, like other club partners, Plascon will get more value and return on investment.
“Every sponsorship announcement is an affirmation of the great team we have here; from the grounds-men, the players and administrative staff. It takes a tireless and highly innovative team to attract the brand of Plascon’s stature.” He said.
“But while the deal is sealed, this only marks the beginning of a journey; a journey that has to make economic sense to our new partner Plascon, if we are to turn the two-year sponsorship into a lifetime partnership. That’s our pledge to all our partners and it’s the pledge we are making to Plascon as well.”
As part of the sponsorship, Plascon will also have access to stadium branding, match day activations, space on club jersey, be involved in Vipers CSR engagements, fans activations among others aspects of the club.
Plason joins Hima Cement and DFCU as our other partners.
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