SportPesa’s Kits for Africa initiative began the week with a visit to Ndarawetta in Bomet County, where a total of 14 aspiring teams from the region received full football kits from the giant gaming company.
The initiative was started to provide kits and balls to communities in the country that struggle to develop their talents for the beautiful game due to a lack of funding.
The team from Nairobi was led by Lola Okulo, Head of Public Relations and after being given a warm welcome, she kicked off the exercise and expressed her appreciation and pleasure to be a part of the exercise.
“It is great to see so many teams from this region eager to receive kits to be used for a great cause.
“As a company we will always strive to provide such things so we can continue to do our part in developing football across the country, so as to provide equal opportunities for all,” she stated.
Together with Charles Kerich, the County Executive Committee Member from Nairobi County, the SportPesa team brought plenty of smiles to the region as they received their kits on Monday afternoon.
“I always find teams around that need such things and now I’m very happy that I found a sponsor to help these boys.
“I finally got through to SP and I’m so happy that they have come to help us after approaching them just once,” Kerich stated.
Bomet, a small Kenyan town in the high-altitude Rift Valley region that is famous for producing a stream of world-class distance runners, clearly also has the potential to develop the talent of budding footballers.
“I noticed there are teams that don’t have kits when they go for games and tournaments.
“There is great talent here and this place is known for runners but we also want to birth footballers and this will go a long way in achieving the same,” he added.
Since its inception, the Kits for Africa initiative has kitted hundreds of teams across the country and this pushes their eternal agenda of providing opportunities for the less fortunate lovers of the beautiful game.
“I am very grateful to SportPesa for making our home a priority and coming to provide us with these kits.
“We have seen how SportPesa has helped sports in the country and this is amazing because one cannot truly know how much they do in order to change lives,” Kerich concluded.
The 14 teams were well represented by their technical staff and team captains, who were also very grateful after receiving the kits.
“There are so many times we do not have matching uniforms for our training sessions, league matches and tournaments but this will not be an issue anymore.
“I would just like to thank SportPesa and promise them that they will be put to good use as we continue to try and achieve our dreams of playing football at a higher level,” Robin Cheruiyot from Ndarawetta FC stated.