Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded products, has unveiled a USD 10,000 sponsorship towards the establishment of a football academy in Uganda, an initiative spearheaded by Barcelona FC legends.  

Announcing the sponsorship to the former Barcelona stars at Shell Kira road, Vivo Energy Uganda's Managing Director Hans Paulsen said that the company was honoured to participate in this great initiative to develop football in Uganda while investing in the youth.

“Barcelona FC is a great brand known the world over and we are glad that they are partnering with us to change the lives of talented Uganda children” Paulsen noted.    

The establishment of the football academy in Uganda will help talented kids develop their skills to stand a chance of joining big leagues like La Liga and the Premier in the next 10 years. The Barcelona legends were excited to have Vivo Energy on board and are looking forward to see that they develop the sport not only for the kids but for the country.   

The legends are working together with UNICEF through sport to reach many children, educate them, improve their discipline and develop other values. Those with talent will be given opportunities to play professional football which will change their lives and provide career opportunities.  

Vivo Energy Uganda’s sponsorship of USD 10,000 was handed over during the official opening of the new KFC drive-through restaurant at Shell Kira Road in Bukoto– the first of its kind in Uganda. The company has continued to increase its partnerships with restaurant chains at Shell service stations with the recently launched KFC restaurant at Shell Kabalagala station, Café Pap at Shell Bukoto station and Kahwa2go at Shell Jinja road station.

Notes to editors: 

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda since 1953.

 Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. 

Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety. 

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation. 

The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants. 

Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Uganda: Corporate Communications Manager

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Tel: +256 772 754001 

Email: [email protected]

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