Telecommunication giants MTN Rwanda are this year’s proud main sponsors of the 2018 Golf Open to be hosted by the Kigali Golf Club.
The four-day golfing event will take place on the 21st – 24th of November and is expected to attract golfers from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi, DR Congo, Nigeria, South Africa and Belgium.
Speaking at the press conference at the Kigali Golf Club today, MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer, Richard Acheampong said, “We are proud to partner once again with the Kigali Golf Club to host the MTN Rwanda Golf Open. Golf is a game that typifies our brand values. Relationships and connections are nurtured on the course, and integrity is a key value for us and critical in the game of golf. The MTN brand and the game of golf are naturally aligned on these key values and therefore it is only right that we support the game.”
Professional Golfers will be competing for the grand prize of Frw10,000,000. The Amateur category will be competing for the best gross after four days, and these include the Open Group with Handicap 9 and below, Men’s Subsidiary Group with Handicap 10-18 and 19-28, ladies and Seniors aged 55+ that will be playing for two days.
Over 119 golfers have entered this year’s MTN Rwanda Open. This event is the biggest on the Rwandan Golf calendar. This year is the 20th edition of the Rwanda Open which coincides with MTN celebrating 20 years of business in Rwanda.
MTN Rwanda has consistently supported the sporting fraternity in Rwanda and aside from Golf, it has sponsored many sports over the years including football, basketball, volleyball and athletics. The Kigali Peace Marathon sponsored by MTN has supported many noble causes since it began and remains the flagship event on the Rwandan sports calendar.
“MTN will continue to support Golf in the country because we are interested in the development and promotion of the sport. The opportunities afforded to the players, especially the amateurs who compete in this event are truly life-changing and we hope this inspires others to embrace the sport and grow their skills,” concluded Acheampong.
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About MTN Rwanda:
MTN Rwanda is the market leader in the mobile telecommunications industry in Rwanda. Since 1998, MTN Rwanda has continuously invested in expanding and modernizing its network and is now proudly Rwanda’s No 1 Network. MTN Rwanda offers superior services to its subscriber base, including innovative propositions such as personalized voice and data offers with MTN Irekure. The company is also the front runner in Mobile Financial Services in Rwanda with Mobile Money, Tap&Pay and MoKash Loans and Savings.