Teams in Nyanza benefit from kits for Africa

By Standard Sports: Monday, July 22nd 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
SportPesa’s Lola Okulo (centre) with Ratta Ladies FC at the weekend. [Courtesy]

Over 200 teams in Homabay and Kisumu Counties benefited from the SportPesa Kits for Africa project last week.

The initiative saw the distribution of football gear to the needy teams.

The move by the global gaming and technology firm launched three years ago, has been a huge success with kits collected from SportPesa partner clubs in Europe being passed on to football-loving communities in Kenya and Tanzania.

The kits are mostly donations from SportPesa’s international partners, such as English league sides Everton, Southampton FC Hull City.

Men and ladies teams were elated as they received jerseys.

“I thank SportPesa for coming to Seme to gift us with all these,” Sports Coordinator for Seme region, Cosmas Okal said.

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Kits for Africa has issued uniform to over 400 teams in the last one month. Some of the areas that have benefited are; Kimende, Ruiru, Maai-Mahiu, Meru, Embakasi, Nairobi West, Kibera, Kawangware and Kariobangi.

“While we offer valuable financial support, we also help clubs build capacity,” said SportPesa PR manager Lola Okulo. 

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