It remains to be seen whether the promises made to agree “record-breaking” sponsorship deals for the League as Namwamba said in May will be realized.
FKF president Nick Mwendwa has remained secretive on talks of the FKFPL’s prospective sponsorships ahead of the 2023/2024 season.
Kenya’s top-flight league has remained unsponsored since 2021 when then sports cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed decided to disband the Football Kenya Federation led by Mwendwa over graft allegations.
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Prior to the suspension, the league was sponsored by Ghanaian gaming firm BetKing and aired live on StarTimes in the 2020/2021 season.
However, both companies pulled out of sponsoring the league following government interference in FKF’s affairs, even forcing the world football governing body FIFA to place an infamous one-year ban on the country’s football.
Reports have emerged that gaming firm 1XBET are set to be the league’s naming sponsor, with KBC and Tanzanian broadcasting network Azam set to provide coverage of the league.
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Mwendwa however, refused to confirm those reports, saying that he would update the press on a later date.
“I will not say that now. I will say it at a later date,” Mwendwa said in a press briefing at Kasarani Stadium following the inspection of the stadium by CAF officials, flanked by sports CS Ababu Namwamba.
It remains to be seen whether the promises made to make “record-breaking” sponsorship deals as Namwamba said in May will be realized.
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“I promise you, we are putting together a mega package, a package that has never been seen before ahead of the start of the next Kenya Premier League (FKFPL) season that will include a live broadcast of football, that will include significant sponsorship money going to the pockets of clubs and therefore the bags of players that is part of what we’re putting together under this Talanta Hela program,” the CS said.