Absa Bank Uganda Renews Support for Captain’s Bell Tournament with UGX 152 Million Sponsorship


Absa Bank Uganda has announced a UGX 152 million sponsorship package for the 2024 Captain’s Bell Tournament, scheduled for May 18, 2024, at the Uganda Golf Club, Kitante.

This marks the sixth consecutive year of Absa’s support for the prestigious golf tournament.

The Captain’s Bell Tournament is an annual event where the new Captain introduces the new management team and hosts club members. This year’s edition will be led by Captain Paul Charles Rukundo and his Vice Captain Jerry Owachi.

Absa Bank Uganda’s Managing Director, Mumba Kalifungwa, expressed the bank’s enthusiasm for the tournament, saying, “We are thrilled to continue supporting this iconic event, which has significantly contributed to the growth and development of golf in Uganda.”

The 2024 tournament will feature both amateur and professional categories, with a total prize purse of UGX 20 million for the professionals. The event has a rich history, with past winners including Anne Abeja and Vincent Katusi in the amateur category and Marvin Kibirige in the professional category.

Captain Paul Charles Rukundo praised Absa’s long-term support, saying, “For over 70 years, the Captain’s Bell tournament has united exceptional players, colleagues, and friends. We deeply value Absa’s dedication to enhancing the sport of golf in Uganda.”

Absa Bank Uganda has also supported several Ugandan golfers in participating in the prestigious Magical Kenya Open, part of the European Golf Tour, over the past three years.

In conclusion, Mumba Kalifungwa reiterated Absa’s commitment to empowering the community through sports, saying, “We are driven by our purpose of empowering Africa’s tomorrow together, one story at a time. Through this partnership, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering the growth and excellence of golf in Uganda.”

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