Breweries to sponsor Harambee Stars
22 February 2012, 11:07
The Perennial financial problems that have
always hit Harambee Stars may soon be over after the East African Breweries
announced a 110 Million Shilling Sponsorship package for the national team over
the next three years.
The Sponsorship package was announced on
Monday evening in an unveiling ceremony at a Nairobi Hotel. The event was
graced by the Right Honorable Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The Cheque was presented to the FKF Chair
Sam Nyamweya by the EABL Managing Director Baker Magunda, in the presence of
the PM, Sports assistant minister Kabando wa Kabando among other dignitaries.
Magunda says that they are willing to
ensure that Harambee Stars post good results and will be in the World Cup in
Brazil in 2014.
“We as EABL are committed to ensure that
this team prospers and hence our sponsorship. We had delayed a bit due to the
usual wrangles that affect the leadership of soccer but now that things have
become good we have faith that the money is going to be put in good use”,
The FK Chair Sam Nyamweya promised that
they will be accountable with the money and promised a change for tidings for
“The players are ready and the technical
bench is ready. We want to see Harambee Stars in South Africa in 2013 for the
African Cup of Nations and we want to See Kenya in Brazil 2014”, Nyamweya said.
The PM also asked other corporate to come
on board and invest in the national team.
“Football is business and for you to do
well in business, you must invest. I want to make a call to other corporate to
come on board and sponsor the national team. This is our team and it really
pains me to sit in the stadium and watch them lose. We want this team to do
well and we have the talent. We only have to invest”, said the PM.
The money comes at the right time when
Harambee Stars are preparing to face Togo this Wednesday in the first leg of
the African Cup of Nations 2013 Qualifier.
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