AFC Leopards could shift base to Mumias

Nov 04, 2010


Christmas has come early for AFC Leopards! These were the words of the club's national branch network coordinator Musa Mukhwana after Mumias Sugar Company on Thursday presented a 1million shillings cheque to the club to cater for their two remaining Kenya Premier League matches.

Mumias Sugar Company is looking to enter into a long-term partnership with the club beginning next season.

 “Mumias Sugar has today entered into discussions with AFC Leopards Sports Club for sponsorship to the club for the upcoming 2011season. The sponsorship package will be unveiled in due course,” said the company's managing director Dr. Evans Kidero Kidero.

Kidero said the company is committed to nurturing talent through sponsorship of various sporting activities. This, he said, would help in giving players a peace of mind as they concentrate on developing their skills.

“Sports is a major revenue earner in most countries and Kenya should not be an exception. Our Sports people thus need to be promoted and assisted in all ways possible,” said Kidero.

The sponsorship will cater for the players and technical team's allowances and their welfare for the remaining period before embarking on the long-term plan for next season.

AFC Leopards Chairman Julius Ochiel said the sponsorship couldn't have come at a better time since the club was in desperate need of funds. He assured the company of greater brand visibility through AFC Leopards.

Last weekend, Leopards moved their KPL match to Mumias Sports Complex in compliance with Football Kenya Limited's (FKL) recent ban of the Nyayo National Stadium and the Nairobi City Stadium. Leopards lost the match 0-1 to Karuturi Sports.

Steven Omondi

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