Fortebet, the only betting company in Uganda that been rewarding the best performers in the Azam Uganda Premier League has done it again. Fortebet has been giving out these rewards since November last year and this has been done in 64 matches where the top performer in every game walks away with Shs100,000 and a plaque.
Once again, Fortebet on Thursday morning unveiled a package to reward the best performers of the last months including November, December and February.
Mohammed Shaban (KCCA FC), Fred Amaku (Kirinya Jinja SS) and Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma (Vipers SC) were the beneficiaries winning the gong for November, December and February respectively and were all crowned in a press briefing held at Mandela National stadium.
Brighton Makara, one of the representatives from Fortebet indicated that as a company, they are committed to promote sports in the country through such innovations.
“We are proud to partner with UPL and the relationship has been smooth at least judging from the previous months. As Fortebet we are committed towards promoting and transforming sports in the country,” he said.
On his part, Bernard Rwakihembo, the Executive Director Fortebet stated that as a betting firm, they are willing to help the youth improve their standards of living, adding that Fortebet is further looking at sponsoring even other sporting activites.
“As Fortebet, we are proud to partner with UPL because we believe the league offers a platform to the youth who constitute a big percentage of our population and thus we need to empower them,” he stated. He also stated that Fortebet is very committed to ensuring that they fulfil their community social responsibility. He said that the company has been and still giving out a number of footballs and team jerseys across the country.
Bernard Beinamani, the CEO UPL lauded Fortebet and indicated that such innovations motivate players to work hard because they expect rewards at the end of the game.
KCCA FC forward Muhammed Shaban echoed similar words and asserted that the award will push him to work harder. On top of the plaques, each winner got a cheque of Shs500,000.
Delivering a speech on behalf of the UPL board chairman, Deo Arinaitwe Rugyendo Otim, Beinamani thanked Fortebet for this initiative. “This has improved performance on the pitch and it is an additional income to the best players,” he said.