- Betika Kenya betting firm, in a bid to cushion football players from the Covid-19 pandemic, has offered Sh5.2 million package for the Kenyan Premier League and National Super League players.
It is projected that Thirty players from each of the 17 KPL and 19 NSL clubs will receive an amount of Sh5,000 each as a token to mitigate these hard times from Betika.
On behalf of the 36 clubs, Gor Mahia captain Kenneth Muguna and Anthony Kimani from Nairobi City Stars which are currently the defending champions of the KPL and NSL respectively received the token Cheque.
Muguna while welcoming and appreciating this said, “Thank you Betika and FKF for this kind gesture. We feel appreciated. Never before has football been suspended to this extent and this token, though not enough, will go a long way in cushioning us against the economic effects of the global pandemic.”
Betika commercial Head John Mbatia while presenting the cheque to FKF President Nick Mwendwa reiterated that the firm is a commitment to supporting Kenyan football.
“Football has been largely affected by this pandemic and it is for this reason that we opted to partner FKF in supporting our players,” said Mbatia.
FKF president thanked Betika Kenya for supporting the players and called on other partners to consider doing the same and extend their hand to players from lower-tier leagues, who have also been affected by the pandemic.
“I want to thank Betika for this kind gesture towards KPL and NSL club. As a federation, we remain committed to exploring measures that cushion our players, right from the grassroots to the top tier leagues, during this time when football has been largely affected,” Mwendwa said.
It is not a surprise to see Betika’s act of generosity to Kenyans football as they are the FKF’s official partner for grassroots football and also the title sponsor of NSL. Betika has been with Kenya football all along to see the Kenya soccer development.