SMS Media has given a sh5 million boost to a Uganda Cranes Initiative (UCI) drive to support the national team during the CECAFA tournament.
SMS Media Managing Director Stephen Banage handed over dummy cheque to Cranes captain Hassan Wasswa after a morning training session ahead of the CECAFA Tusker Cup quarter finals.
UCI are looking towards raising sh200m that will finance Cranes' future football campaigns, including the ongoing CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup in Kampala.
UCI is spearheaded by a group of fans dominated by senior media managers to supplement Federation of Uganda efforts.
"There are millions of fans out there, and if all of them become supporters we can achieve this very easily. If 10,000 people contribute Ushs20,000 each we will hit this target within no time," UCI chairman Robert Kabushenga pointed out two weeks ago.
Contributions are being sent by Mobile Money to 0788 162 001 with the reason 'Cranes', or deposited directly to the following bank accounts in the name 'New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited':
Standard Chartered Bank, Speke Road Branch, (UGX) 0105610690400/ (USD) 8705610690400. Stanbic Bank, Corporate Branch, (UGX) 0140007506601/ (USD) 0240007506601.
Contributions by cheque should be written out to 'New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited', while cash will be received at The New Vision offices on Plot 19/21, First Street, Industrial Area.