Uganda Cranes captain and Goalkeeper, Denis Masinde Onyango has dragged two betting companies, Melbet and Paragon Bet to court for using his image without his consent.
He has demanded for 100 Million.
Onyango claims that he came across several social media advertisements by the two companies promoting their products for The Uganda Cranes games against Burkina Faso and Malawi.
The said adverts are understood to have bore his image yet he is affiliated to a competitor company.
Through his lawyers led by Muwema and Company Advocates and Solicitors, Onyango says Melbet and Paragon Bet used his images without his consent his images to promote their products during the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign.
In the letter that was served to the Lotteries and Gaming Board, Onyango’s lawyers advise that the two companies desist from any future usage of their client’s image and also demand a sum of UGX 50M (Fifty Million Shillings) each as compensation for violation of his image rights.
“Our Client’s attention was recently drawn to advertisements carried by both Paragon Bet and Melbet on their social media handles to promote their products for Uganda Cranes games against Burkina Faso and Malawi which bore his images,” reads part of the letter.