Mwendwa: Make football more attractive to attract sponsors

Written By: Richard Munga


With a day left till the 2018 Kenya Premier League commences, Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has urged Football stakeholders in the country to be on the forefront of making the game ‘attractive’, if it is to acquire lucrative sponsorship deals in the future.

With speculation still surrounding the government’s ability to sustainably fund football activities in the country, FKF president Nick Mwendwa has warned that the only way to attract more funding from corporates is by making Football more attractive in regards to its quality and the level of competition.

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Mwendwa also took the opportunity to highlight progress made in football development among children, and women.

Meanwhile, Former champions Ulinzi Stars will take on Zoo Kericho as the 2018 Kenya Premier League resumes on Friday.

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Chemelil Sugar play 2016 Kenya Premier League winners Tusker FC, while newcomers Vihiga United will play host to Mathare United.

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Nzoia Sugar and Kariobangi Sharks will also face off after a successful 2017 season saw them finish 9th and 5th respectively.

Gor Mahia will begin their title defence when they take on Nakumatt in Saturday’s late kick off match.

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Two matches are scheduled on Sunday, with 2017 KPL runners up Sofapaka taking on Coast based side Bandari FC while Posta Rangers clash against AFC Leopards.

On Monday, new comers Wazito FC will be up against Sony Sugar while Kakamega Homeboyz will be up against Thika United.

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