AFC Bournemouth’s principal partner MSP Capital are sending over 40 shirts to Uganda as part of the special Arnaut Danjuma goals competition.
The competition, which went live in April, encouraged supporters from across the globe to replicate Danjuma’s goal of the season contender against Blackburn Rovers.
The competition even reached East Africa with the eventual winner coming from a young entrant in Uganda.
Kiwa, part of the Ugandan Cherries – an orphanage based in Bugembe, showed some excellent skills finding the top corner in replicating the Supporters’ Player of the Year’s strike.
#Danjumagic - who wins? You decide!— MSP Capital (@MSP_Capital) May 5, 2021
We've had some fantastic entries but there can only be one winner for our competition to win a signed shirt and ball from @Danjuma
We've narrowed it down to 3 brilliant efforts - vote for your winner below! ⬇️#afcb @afcbournemouth pic.twitter.com/FdiQ4V7B8b
Fans and followers of the MSP Capital Twitter feed were asked to vote on their favourite, with Kiwa winning with a resounding 69.5% of the votes.
A signed football shirt and ball from Danjuma himself are on the way over to Kiwa, but MSP wanted to go the extra mile and continue the excellent work happening at the orphanage.
The Ugandan Cherries are a community-based orphanage and football academy, inspiring health, fitness and focus with the beautiful game.
Formed by Coach Kiizza, girls and boys of all ages are taught and as a die-hard AFC Bournemouth fan, he has helped form an unlikely alliance with the Cherries on the south coast.
MSP Capital are further supporting the Ugandan Cherries by donating an extra 40 shirts to clothe the entire team of future players.
Martin Higgins, MD at MSP Capital and a life-long Cherries fan, said: “We were blown away by the response to the competition, which initially began as a fun way to add entertainment for AFC Bournemouth fans in lockdown and spread a bit of cheer to our followers.
“To see that joy spread even further takes our company mission of elevating access to community sports to the next level.
“We’re grateful to AFC Bournemouth for making this happen and excited to work on more initiatives in the future.”