The first edition of the JKA Junior Tournament organized by Joe Kigozi Academy (JKA) attracted partners beyond expectation. It took place on Saturday 10th at their home ground, Panamera Sports Ground in Kololo – Kampala.
The maiden tournament was able to attract over four hundred (400) people including; players, managers and staff of the academies, parents, media personalities, celebrities and other stakeholders from sports fraternity of Uganda.
More so, over ten (10) partner brands came onboard to make sure that the tournament becomes a success as everyone could witness.
These sponsors are from different sectors and they include;
Stanbic Bank, Uganda
OMO and Pepsodent, Uganda
Vivo Energy, NBS Sport TV, Reign Ads and Fairway Hotel
In a special way, Mr. Joseph Kigozi - the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the hosting academy while speaking to attendees appreciated all partners for believing in JKA.
“I want to thank our partners for entrusting and believing in us to be part of the JKA Tournament 2022. Yes, it is the first time we are organizing this, but you agreed to work with us regardless, to ensure that we come up with what you have all seen today. Thank you is not enough!” – Mr. Kigozi expressed his gratitude.
On the other hand, representatives of the partner brands also appreciated the innovative ideas of Mr. Kigozi and his team geared to empower communities, especially the less privileged through football.
Shafic Nekumbuza, NBS Sport Television
“NBS Sport as a media house that is 100% focused on broadcasting sports and most importantly local sports, this tournament serves our interests. Because we can all agree that besides promoting teamwork, togetherness and providing fun to people, football has proven to be one of the best paying careers in the world today if a player is nurtured right.
Evelyn Mbabazi, OMO and Pepsodent
“At OMO, we know that when kids play, they get in contact with dirt, stains and so on and you cannot stop them from playing. That is why we exist! And when JKA approached us given the fact that they are dealing with kids and more so playing football, this was a program for us to jump on to make sure our purpose as a brand which is keeping everyone clean, is served.”
Dr. Charles Mulondo, IMC Care
“As IMC Care, we are honored to be part of the JKA Tournament as the official healthcare service provider and it was really a good experience for us. We therefore look forward to working with you even more.”
Mrs. Diana, Stanbic Bank
“Stanbic Bank has for long been part and partial of movements that is geared towards economic and social development as a financial institution. And when Mr. Kigozi approached us about the tournament, could not miss top be part. And I am glad to tell you that our decision was the best as you can solely witness.”
Mariam Nambi, Prudential
“At Prudential, we are always open to work with any company that works hard to empower and promote children welfare in any way. For example, our Pre-Edusave Program focusses on supporting parents to be able to provide best education for their children through saving as early as today.”
Kigozi further urged people to support any brands that take the initiative to give back to the community.