Betting firm Sportpesa has extended its support for grassroots sports development to six football teams drawn from Kasarani Constituency in Nairobi.
The support for the teams honour their league fixtures, payment of the participation, affiliation fees and kitting to participate in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) leagues in the Kshs 5 million sponsorship deal.
The six teams are Victors Faith FC, Mwiki United, Ruai United, Kasarani Football Club, Maaji Mazuri FC and the sole female team, the Ruai Starlets at a ceremony held at Muhuri Muchiri Sports ground, in Ruai, Kasarani Sub County.
The teams in Kasarani constituency, are among the 43 other teams who have been supported by Sportpesa’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm’s initiative.
The teams were selected for sponsorship by Sportpesa after winning in their respective wards in a competition organised in Kasarani constituency.
The sponsorship launch was marked by the unveiling of of brand-new home and away club playing kits by the area Member of Parliament (MP) who is also the Sportpesa Chief Executive Officer Ronald Karauri graced by the Youth and Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023.
Fans and onlookers cheered the players from the six teams as they their new kits and sponsorship cheque was unveiled.
Speaking during the launch, CS Ababu Namwamba said “I am so excited about this sponsorship because it is in perfect harmony with the bottom-up transformation agenda that our government is driving.
“The teams have been sponsored to a tune of 5 million shillings that will go along way in catering for the teams’ needs. I know with this kind of support the teams represented here will reach the national leagues and the Kenya Premier League.” “In order to get sports to the highest level, I am inviting corporate sponsors to get on board and assist the Ministry in its efforts of developing sport.”
Karauri said: “We say charity begins at home. That is why we have started here in Kasarani. We want this sponsorship to grow. We will expand this across the country so that we stand in support of grassroots teams.”