Football Kenya Federation today unveiled Startimes as the broadcast partner in a seven-year deal ahead of Saturday kick-off.
The deal worth 1.1 million dollars per year will see Kenyan football rise to the occasion sixth year with the sponsorship involving the transmission of Premier League matches, Super League matches, and friendly matches of the Kenya National team, Harambee Stars.
Federation president Nick Mwendwa says only three teams – Mathare United ,Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi stars – are yet to sign their contracts but said there is still time to do so.
“Gor Mahia have endorsed us courtesy of their duly elected secretary General, whatever other people are saying at the club is none of our business and we are urging other clubs who have not signed the deal to do so because we will not allow other team to derail our progress,” said Mwendwa.
His pronouncement came on the back of a simmering row between Gor Mahia FC officials that led to the suspension of secretary general Sam Ochola for endorsing the broadcast deal.
“We will cross the bridge when we get there and that will be on Wednesday, we don’t want to assume that our member are so reckless that they will want their clubs to benefit from these deal and if they feel there is an issue we have an open forum we can address them openly,” added Mwendwa.