At a function held at Mandela National Stadium media center, Uganda Football association (FUFA) unveiled new Uganda Cranes and Women National soccer team (Crested Cranes) jerseys.
At the function, was FUFA officials led by FUFA President Engineer Moses Magogo, first FUFA vice president Justus Mugisha and Cranes official sponsor -Airtel Uganda representative Remmy Kisakye.
The Cranes will wear a predominantly Red jersey as the home kit, predominantly white as the away kit and predominantly yellow as the team’s third kit.
The Women national soccer team (Crested Cranes)’s new kit is also unveiled which has different design from the men’s.
Cranes Captain Dennis Onyango about the new kit.
The new kit is amazing, the material and quality is good, we hope the new kit comes with a win and we hope to see Ugandans wear it on Saturday, Then its about the badge, the national colours and more so the results more than the kit, with you people behind us we shall do our best to qualify.
Remmy Kisakye (Airtel Uganda representative)
We have mixed feelings between the old and new jersey because we have good memories about the old one, it is a jersey we started with, but all good things come to an end so we wish the new jersey comes with better blessing and we qualify again. We thank all of you for the addition to the brand, Airtel & the Cranes, we wish the Cranes the best on Saturday.
FUFA President Moses Magogo detailed explanation about the new kit.
This effort is towards fulfilling what we promised, the historical jersey was retired after using it in the successful campaign qualification after 39 years.
We received a couple of designs from different people but we had to select the best and Mr Mukasa Wumalu was the successful winner and won cash of Shs 2.5 millions & free access for Cranes home games.
The kit has been purchased and the manufacturers Mafro gave us a huge discount, and we thank them for the job.
Shs 2.5million will be shared by other designers of the other kits, the replica jerseys are available at FUFA house as we think of how other sellers come to do business with us, any individual interested in selling these shirts so know its illegal to sell our trademark with our authorisation. So we call upon the media to teach these people.
Five lucky Sports journalists that answered some quick question at the unveiling won Cranes jerseys from FUFA Communications manager Ahmed Hussein.
The Cranes will officially use the new jersey against Lesotho in the AFCON Qualifier match on Saturday.