Football Kenya Federation on Tuesday landed a sponsorship deal with betting firm Betika for the National Super League (NSL)
Getting sponsorship has proved to be the biggest challenge facing sports in the country. Ever since the exit of the parent betting firms, Sports in Kenya has been struggling to raise funds to facilitate activities.
Speaking to a Business Today reporter, FKF president Nick Mwendwa said the federation has been struggling to find sponsorship because of the poor economic state. Mwendwa hailed Betika for taking the risk to pump money into sports as may companies have been reluctant because they cannot predict the future of the Kenyan economy.
“Businesses are not healthy and those that are healthy are a little reserved because they are not sure about the economy tomorrow. The betting industry has also been affected but now companies like Betika are coming in to risk and that’s why we are only getting Sh 30 million per year,” Mwendwa commented.
As much as the NSL has been struggling to get sponsorship, the Kenya Premier League more urgently needs a sponsor as teams have been forfeiting matches. The current situation at the top tier league is worse than the situation at the NSL.
Mwendwa and the FKF have been trying to secure a sponsorship deal for the KPL but they can only do so much. According to the FKF president, sponsors are willing to come in after the federation has taken over the league.
“We have put an agent on it and we have people willing (to sponsor the KPL) but only after we take it over, not now,” the FKF president remarked.
FKF Take Over of KPL
The KPL has been running under a League Management Company independent from the Federation. The current contract that the company is operating on runs until September 2020. The company might be the only thing hindering the league from getting sponsorship but it is likely to stay for a while.
According to Mwendwa, the sponsor who is willing to come in and boost the league can only do so after September 2020. The big question is whether the league would have survived at that time.
Lack of money issue in the top-tier affects players, clubs in general and even match officials. Hundreds of players, dozens of coaches and match officials have complained about unpaid salaries and allowances. Literally, there is no money in Kenyan Football currently.
Recently as the league was preparing for the sixth round of matches, several clubs informed the federation that they don’t have the money to honour fixtures. These clubs missed a couple of matches just as they had warned the federation.
Equity Bank Sponsorship Rumours
Kenya’s most popular bank, Equity, was recently rumoured to have signed a deal with FKF to sponsor the league. However, FKF CEO Jack Oguda dismissed the claims saying that the KPL has not entered into any agreement with Equity Bank.
Perhaps Equity is the sponsor waiting for FKF to take of the league but Mwendwa did not confirm this. However, the league desperately needs a sponsor and might not survive until September 2020.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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