National Super League (NSL) and Division One Zone B sides Wazito fc and Shabana on Thursday morning received a sponsorship deal from gaming and gambling firm Dafabet.
With wazito almost joining Kenya Premier League (KPL) next season, Dafabet inked a medium deal sponsorship with undisclosed amount.
By signing the deal, Shabana Secretary General Peter Omwando said their performance has since improved and when the deal was signed, then financial constraints will come to an end.
Shabana signed a Kshs 4.5 million yearly with a logo appearing at the front on their jerseys plus a banner on the venue of all team’s matches on both teams.
“Financial constraints have affected our performance but now we have solved that problem and I expect us to fight for promotion to the top flight in the next two seasons,” said Omwando.
Sitting pretty fourth on NSL table, Wazito will receive a percentage from monies earned by Dafabet on each bet placed under the club’s new login on the website and short message service.
Wazito chairman Kentice Tikolo said: “We are excited and encouraged by this partnership which will help ease our financial burden. We urge our fans to support us by placing their bets via dafabet.”
Dafabet’s head of business development in Kenya Chris Harley said the two deals are a confirmation of the firm’s commitment to developing Kenyan sports.
Wazito and Shabana join a list of elite international football clubs under dafabet’s stable, including English Premier League club Burnley, second tier sides Sunderland and Blackburn, plus Scottish champions Celtic.