KPL Boss welcomes new League sponsors ‘BetKing’

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Kenya Premier League clubs chairmen have thrown their weight behind the League sponsorship deal announced by Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa on Thursday.

Mwendwa said that the Sh1.2 billion five-year deal with a Nigerian gaming firm will see each of the 18 top-tier clubs pocket at least Sh8 million annually.

And AFC leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has hailed the effort of the federation saying it will ease the burden of clubs who have struggled to meet their operation costs.

“It’s a good thing for the clubs especially during this time when most of the clubs don’t have sponsors, we are hoping the match officials will also be sorted because the clubs used to pay close to Sh40,000 to the match officials.

The amount given to the clubs will be used to sort out other logistics that will make things a little bit easy,”said Shikanda.

His  sentiments were echoed by Nzoia Sugar chairman Evans Kadenge whose team once missed a trip to Mombasa to face Bandari FC due to lack of fare.

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