Onduparaka FC in UGX 1 Billion Fundraising Drive

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Mercy Munduru, one of the clubs board members, says the club is yet to get an official sponsor on board, hence need to call on its fans and football lovers to join the fundraising cause.

Arua-based football club, Onduparaka United,has set its sights on a one billion Shillings target to support the club when the Azam Uganda Premier League kicks off next month.

Onduparaka FC was in May this year promoted to the Uganda Premier League, following an illustrious performance in the League Cup that has since earned the club a fan base across the country.

Ayivu County MP Bernard Atiku says the funds are earmarked to run operations of the club, pay technical staff and players, as well as finance the day-to-day running of the club.

Atiku told the media at Parliament today that the club has been relying on financial support from individuals, which is still inadequate to run Onduparaka's operations, including building a state of the art stadium.
He adds that a series of activities are lined up to kick start the fundraising exercise. The activities will start with a car wash fundraising drive in Kampala tomorrow.
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The car wash is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Panamera Club in Kampala, with an estimated 100 million Shillings expected from the event. Another fundraiser will be held in Arua on August 6.

Mercy Munduru, one of the club's board members, says the club is yet to get an official sponsor, hence the need to call on its fans and football lovers to join the fundraising cause.
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One of the players, Rashid Toha says the club has majorly thrived on support of individuals and fans, which is a sign of confidence in the players.   
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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.