Kenya Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks has secured a sponsorship deal with Betway Kenya.
The announcement was made during a launch at the Utalii Sports Grounds on Thursday. The launch was attended by the Kariobangi Sharks Chairman Robert Maoga, Betway Country Manager Leon Kiptum, Kariobangi Sharks patron Nick Mwendwa, and the Kariobangi Sharks coach and team members.
Kariobangi Sharks, commonly referred to as Sharks or K. Sharks, is known for its beautiful style of play. The club is owned by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa.
Stemming from a less privileged community, the Kariobangi Sharks have shown exceptional talent and professionalism to rise through ranks of the National Super League and earn promotion to the Kenya Premier League.
Speaking at the launch of the sponsorship deal, Betway Kenya Country Manager Leon Kiptum said Kariobangi Sharks’ organisation and skillset is what attracted the betting company to the team.
“The organisation and skillset portrayed by the Kariobangi Sharks team served as an attraction for us and the professionalism portrayed by its management was convincing enough for us to make a decision to come in as the official sponsor of the team. We look forward to a great partnership and leading the team to greater heights,” Kiptum said.
As is the case with English Premier League side West Ham United, Betway brings extensive global experience that provides opportunities for networking and exposure to the Kariobangi Sharks team.
“We are proud to welcome Betway as a sponsor of the Kariobangi Sharks,” said Robert Maoga, Chairman of the Kariobangi Sharks. “Betway is a global brand and an ideal sports partner with leadership positions in sports entertainment and networking. Robert added, “Making football an entertaining experience is our latest way to enhance the K. Sharks fan’s experience.
Also unveiled was the new Kariobangi Sharks jersey, which will sport the Betway Logo. Betway continues to improve on sports entertainment and recently announced that it has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur as the official betting partner.