No gate charges for Stars’ Afcon match as Betika come on board

Friday, March 6th, 2020 00:00 | By
Betika’s Business Head John Mbatia (left) and FKF president Nick Mwendwa sign an MoU for a partnership involving Harambee Stars’ Africa Cup of Nations match against Comoros. Photo/PD/WEBSTER NYANDIKA

Online betting form has extended its philanthropy towards local football after it announced its partnership with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) towards national team Harambee Stars’ African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Comoros at Moi International Sports Centre (MISC) on March 25.

In an effort aimed at supporting the revered game, Betika, in partnership with FKF have waived gate charges for the upcoming match.

The Sh 3 million deal will see thousands of fans attend the match for free as part of Betika’s ongoing efforts to play a key developmental role in the advancement of Kenyan football both at the grass-root and national levels. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to support the Harambee Stars, we believe the good comes at an opportune time when our team needs all the support it can get to further cement their chances of qualifying for the 2021 AFCON tournament,” said Betika’s Business Head John Mbatiah. 

He added: “As a Kenyan home grown company, we are fully committed to supporting the wholesome development of Kenyan football at different levels and that is why we have covered the cost of match day tickets.

We share in FKF’s aspirations of filling the stadium and getting the fans engaged with this great sport while bringing the best in everyone, which is at the very core of everything we are about.” 

“The Harambee Stars deserve a committed partner and this partnership, which underpins the good work that FKF has done over the years will ensure every stage of the game benefits from Betika’s involvement.” added Mbatiah. 

FKF president Nick Mwendwa welcomed the partnership and termed it a short in the arm for both Stars and the millions of football fans across the country. 

“The match against Comoros is very important for us and Betika’s decision to partner with FKF could not have come at a better time,” said FKF president Nick Mwendwa. 

“We want to thank Betika for the leading developmental partnership role they continue to play in the advancement of Kenyan football and the faith they have shown in this federation, this even as we urge Kenyans to show up in large numbers and support the Harambee Stars, as we endeavour to consecutively qualify for the AFCON tournament. 

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