Kiwanuka promises more sponsors for Express

Express chairperson Kiryowa Kiwanuka is pledging to bring on board more sponsors as the Wankulukuku club move to change the tide.

Kiwanuka was addressing fans and other stakeholders who converged at Wankulukuku, Express’ home ground, to launch several initiatives on Friday.

The Express-Equity Bank season ticket was one of the initiatives launched.

Kiwanuka used the function to announce even greater plans for the new season.

“We are going to unveil more partners like Uganda Breweries,” Kiryowa said to thunderous applause from the club faithful.

There were also the first signs of friction between Kiwanuka, who has vowed to clamp down on hooliganism, and the fans when a small section of them heckled CEO Hamza Jjunju on his name being announced.

“I haven’t asked for an opinion about who to appoint as CEO but I’m just telling you about him, ” Kiwanuka shot back.

Jjunju has had an on and off relationship with the fans and is into his second stint as club CEO.

There was also a hint dropped about another partner whose deal is being held back but is thought to be a rival to current league title rights holders Startimes.

Kiryowa  warned fans against meddling in the technical affairs of the team, a vice previously prominent.

“I won’t get involved in the technical matters because I don’t know them. You should similarly desist from it.

“There is a technical committee in charge of that,” he said of the committee that includes prominent names Robert Aloro and Mark Ssali.

The club also unveiled their season squad with defender Julius Ntambi named captain.

Several members of the Jolly Joe Kiwanuka family, the club’s founder, were present.