Airtel Uganda, the largest sponsor of the Uganda National Basketball League, awarded different basketball players for their contribution towards Ugandan basketball in 2014 at the Airtel National Basketball League Awards dinner held on Saturday night at Sheraton Hotel, Rwenzori Ballroom in Kampala.
These awards are an annual event held annually after every league season and national team duty in order to recognize all the outstanding players in Division 1, Division 2, the main league as well as the national team players who played in the Zone 5 tournament. These awards also strengthen the partnership between Airtel Uganda and the Federation of Uganda Basketball Associations (FUBA) which was conceived in 2012 when FUBA opened a new chapter in the Men and Women’s Basketball League by unveiling the “National Basketball League”.
“Airtel has invested heavily in sports in Uganda and throughout Africa as part of our on-going commitment to nurture talent and provide a platform for players to excel globally. Over the years of our sponsorship, we have seen basketball as a whole growing and the players improving their individual skills,” commented Airtel Uganda Head of Sales Mr. Ali Balunywa who spoke on behalf of main sponsor, Airtel Uganda.
“Let me also congratulate the national team men and women who qualified for the AFRO Basketball tournament, the biggest basketball tournament in Africa,” he added.
The FUBA president, Mr. Ambrose Tashobya wished the national men’s and women’s teams’ success as they go for the Afro Basketball tournament. “We wish you the very best and we hope you will qualify for the Olympics,” he said.
About Bharti AirtelBharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 297 million customers across its operations at the end of April 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com For more information contact: Sandor Lyle Walusimbi, Airtel Uganda M: +256752608810 E: Sandor.Walusimbi@ug.airtel.com