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Odibets Creams FKF County Leagues Cake

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A thirty minute conversation was enough to land a landmark multi million deal to promote grassroots football in Kenya.

The deal crafted in record time will see for the first time in Kenya’s football history the lowest of the tier leagues land sponsorship thanks to betting firm Odibets commitment.

Odibets has signed a three year deal with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to a tune of Ksh127 million to fund the the federation’s county leagues which will be renamed as Odibets County league dubbed “Odimtaani”

From the sponsorship deal each team will be kitted with both home and away matches uniforms and six balls for the seventh tier league.

At the end of the season each county will have an awards gala for the first to fete top teams from a prize fund of sh100,000 money set aside from the sponsorship.

According, to FKF president Nick Mwendwa is that the top team will be gifted with Sh50,000, second (Sh30,000) while the third placed team will pocket Sh20,000.

In the sponsorship, Sh42.5 million will be released every year to fund the league for three years.

FKF president Nick Mwendwa revealed that he had a meeting with Odibets and agreed the terms within a short time because the betting firm and the federation shared same vision of promoting and uplifting football at the grassroots.

Mwendwa paid a glowing tribute to Odibets for having the interests at heart for the grassroots footballers who all along have been overlooked for many years.

Odibets General Manager Dedan Mungai said the partnership will be a game changer for grassroots football going forward.

“Amazing talent will be unearthed at the grassroots as the initiative aims to further the growth of football from the lowest level.

He said they wanted to give a sporting chance to the cadre that no one wanted to promote to feel the void.

“Grassroots football has been neglected by sponsors who chose to just fund top flight league and we therefore want to ensure that are not left out of football development,” he quiped.

“As Odibets feel it’s not in order to try and associate with success of a team or individual without having been involved their development,” he said.

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Court orders former FKF Boss Nyamweya to pay Journalist Sh10 Million for Defamation

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Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman has been ordered to pay sports journalist Omullo Okoth Sh10million for defamation.

Omullo Okoth moved to court in 2015 to sue former FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya for defamation over an article he wrote in a weekly publication.
Confirming the move to Kenya Online News, Okoth said:” Justice has been served. That particular article really ruined my reputation as it claimed that I had been bribed to offer certain favors.”
Okoth also said FKF has been enjoined in the suit as the statement which appeared in the weekly publication was written on the federation’s letterhead.
“I have received a ruling against Nyamweya and the federation and my lawyers will be serving them soon.”

Contacted for comment FKF President Nick Mwendwa said he had received the ruling but insisted that the federation should not have been enjoined.
“You cannot sue an entity for defamation. We have asked our lawyers to appeal against the ruling and strike out our name from the suit. They should go for the individual who defamed them and not the federation,” he said.

IND. 0249 SUB OMULO VS NYAMWEYA DEFAMATION CASE

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FKF Coast Supremo Mghendi Rubbishes Mombasa County Football Association

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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) South Coast chairman Gabriel Mghendi has dismissed disowned the newly registered Mombasa County Football Association (MCFA) as a non-starter.

Mghendi said as the duly elected football leaders at the coast they do not recognize the new outfit saying its more or less a welfare group or a social grouping but not as a regional soccer regulatory body.

Mghendi who is eyeing the FKF Coast region National Executive Committee (NEC) representative post in the forthcoming federation’s elections said the Mombasa County Football Association is an illegal organization as it was not registered in accordance with FKF constitution.

“Mombasa falls under my FKF South Coast jurisdiction which i chair, and therefore am authoritatively stating there’s no parrallel football administration and Mombasa county is chaired by Lilliian Nandudu,” he asserted.

Mghendi the Mombasa County Football Association (MCFA) is a welfare group for election losers, former and suspended officials who are seeking refuge and relevance through the backdoor even if it means leading a ghost or non-existent organization.

” Goshi Ali who was suspended in 2017 by the federation’s South Coast branch for participating in the unsanctioned Extreme Sports organized tournament but in the spirit of inclusivity was allowed to contest in the last FKF Mombasa county elections but lost to the outgoing South Coast branch Secretary Lilian Nandundu’ twice,” said Mghendi.

He added:”This group is out to cause confusion while seeking for attention. I ask football stakeholders in Mombasa to treat them with a pinch of salt as they are jokers with nothing to offer”

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Betika offers Customers Free Website Acces

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Betika customers are in for a pleasant surprise as the gaming firm has ushered in the coming back of the top leagues with a series of offers through a huge campaign that is dubbed #TurudiUwanjani.

One such offer is ‘Betika Bila Bundles’ With this offer, Betika have partnered with the leading Telco Safaricom to offer their customers free access to the Betika website.

This means that Kenya’s leading sports betting firm, Betika customers will no longer require to have data bundles to place a bet or view and analyze games on the Betika website.

This will save Betika customers money on mobile data and increase their chances of winning their bets by allowing them to spend as much time as they need to analyze the games before placing a bet.

Requirements? None. You can now enjoy free browsing on Betika.com.

Ask any Kenyan and they will tell you that data bundles are a precious commodity. It is always a pain receiving that infamous “Your bundle balance is below 5MB” message.

Betika seems well aware of this pain as its customers heavily rely on the availability of an internet connection to place their bets.

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