By Samuel Munai
Football Kenya Federation on Monday unveiled a partnership deal worth Kshs. 5m with a local gaming firm as the Harambee Stars’ betting and motivation for the team’s next five matches in the month of March.
The sponsorship will go towards the team preparations for friendly matches as well as the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo and Egypt.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa hailed the deal while asking the national team to put an excellent performance in the upcoming matches.
“Through this partnership, the partner has reiterated its support to Kenyan football development both at the grassroots and national level and for this, we say,” he said.
“We have a chance to make a statement, not only in this month’s friendly matches and AFCON Qualifiers but also in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, if we give it our all as a team,” he added.
Stars will kick off residential training on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, ahead of the matches.
The national team is lined to play a friendly match against South Sudan on March 13 at the Nyayo Stadium, followed by back-to-back matches against Tanzania on March 15, and March 18, 2021 before playing their final rounds of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Egypt and Togo on March 25, and March 29, 2021.
Harambee stars currently sit third in Group G with 3 points having drawn three matches while losing one against Comoros.