Mozzartbet Kenya unveiled as new sponsors of Kakamega Homeboyz in Ksh 20 Million deal

Leading gaming company Mozzartbet Kenya have officially been unveiled as the new sponsors of Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) side Kakamega Homeboyz in an event held in Kakamega on Thursday 29 December.

The sponsorship, a first for the club as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, is for the 2020/21 season and is worth Ksh 20 million.

The event was attended by Kakamega County Minister of Sports Kassim Were, Mozzartbet Kenya Country Manager Sasa Krneta, AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda, veteran Sports Administrator and Journalist Elyna Shiveka, Kakamega Homeboyz Chairman Cleophas Shimanyula among other dignitaries.

“We welcome Mozzartbet to Kakamega County, the home of football. We want to sincerely thank you as an organization for supporting our team Homeboyz and we are also very happy to see Mozzartbet doing other CSR activities like digging boreholes and donating crucial medical equipment to hospitals around the country,” Kakamega CEC for Sports Kassim Were said.

“As the county we have invested over Ksh 4 Billion in renovating Bukhungu Stadium and the onus is now on Kakamega Homeboyz to ensure international football is played in the facility. With the sponsorship from Mozzartbet and the support from County, the team should now perform better,” he added.

Club CEO Bernard Shitiabayi lauded Mozzart for partnering with the club saying the club was now ready to conquer the league and hopefully play in Continental matches in the near future.

“This is a historic moment for the club and we are very happy and grateful to partner with Mozzartbet for the 2020/21 season. Our performance last season and the previous years has proved that we are a big club and the giants of Western Kenya. We have shown that we can challenge for the title but time and again we have faltered due to some internal challenges, nothing to do with the quality of our team,” he said,

“With this great sponsorship from Mozzartbet Kenya, we can proudly say that we are now ready to conquer Kenya and the target is to win the league and play continental matches in the near future,” he added.

Mozzart Kenya Country Manager Sasa Krneta said the company was happy to partner with the club and was eager to continue supporting other projects within the country.

“I am very happy to have you all here gathered to witness this historic moment as we unveil our partnership with Kakamega Homeboyz. As Mozzart, we are very glad to partner with the club and we are looking forward to achieving great things together. This is a good club with potential to dominate the top league and it is our hope that this partnership will propel the team to greater heights,” he said,

“Mozzart has the interests of Kenyan communities at heart and therefore it was highly important for us to find a club that represents our values as an organization and I know we have the right partners in Homeboyz. To the people of Kakamega and Western Kenya, this is the time to rally behind the team and support them wholeheartedly as the success of Kakamega Homeboyz is your success. This is your team and we are here to support you in achieving your goals.” He added.

Kakamega Homeboyz coach Nicholas Muyoti also lauded the partnership and said his team was now aiming for the title.

“We are very happy with this partnership as the technical bench and the playing unit has also promised to work hard. Thank you so much Mozzartbet, we are now ready to challenge for the title this season.”


Betika raises the stake by Kes.27 million to help fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The leading Kenyan sports gaming firm, Betika has extended support worth Kshs. 27 Million towards various initiatives geared towards combating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In heeding the call by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, Kshs. 6 Million of the funds will go directly to the private sector-led Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund to support the health sector and healthcare providers as they lead the fight against the virus.

The campaign through ‘Betika Na Community Initiative’, will see donations to this fund be used to purchase health supplies and equipment such as masks, nasal swabs, and testing kits. Low-income earners in an informal settlement will continue to be sensitized through various Betika channels on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

In addition to the Kshs. 6M, Betika has sheltered the sports fraternity with a Kshs. 20 Million boost during these unprecedented times that have seen all sporting events halted. The contribution will see the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage through Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed receive Kshs.15 Million to help cushion the sports industry in these tough times.


An additional Kshs. 5 Million will be directly sent to Betika National Super League and Kenya Premier league football players, with the support of FKF, to help them wade through the uncertain times that all Kenyans are going through. The Kshs. 5M cash is a timely boost for more than 1,050 football players across the country who will receive funds directly in their mobile wallets from Betika to support them and their families.

Betika has also donated Kshs. 1M to 16 students at the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (Chandaria-BIIC), based at Kenyatta University. The 16 students recently made the national limelight when they developed a locally made ventilator prototype which could be a game-changer in the fight against Coronavirus. This Centre that supports new and innovative ideas from students is in line with the firm’s vision that focuses on promoting youth and innovation.

Speaking during the handover, Mr John Mbatiah, the firm’s Business Head said, “We are dealing with an extraordinary crisis that requires all of us as Kenyans to take precautionary measures as guided by the Ministry of Health and also provide support to the men and women of this great country to be able to manage better the tough times they are going through.  We share in CS Amina’s call to help the sportsmen and women during these tough times which is at the very core of everything we are about. We believe as the leading betting firm in Kenya, it is our mandate that we support our men and women during this tough period to be able to provide for their families. We are deeply rooted in the local communities and by giving our support to the Kenyan Government relief fund, Ministry of Sports and other Sports organizations, we have the potential to build a stronger response capacity so that our communities are better equipped to face the outbreak’’.

“Being a Kenyan firm with over 90% of our workforce under 40, we know the importance of supporting the youth in this great country and that is why we chose to support the 16 students. This support confirms our commitment to investing in the community in any way possible. We may not fully cover the needs of the community, but we will play a significant part in changing lives of those that we are able to impact. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend further support to the relevant authorities and communities through the fund,” said Mr. Mbatiah.


FKF President Nick Mwendwa was humbled by the donation and appreciated the firm’s efforts to always being their partner. “I want to thank Betika for this kind gesture towards KPL and BNSL clubs, especially at this time when Kenyan Football is experiencing financial strain,” said FKF president Nick Mwendwa.

As a federation, we remain committed to exploring measures that cushion our players, right from the grass root to the top tier leagues during this time when football is largely affected by this global pandemic’’ added the FKF President.

The Betika National Super League gets a surprise Kes. 2 million boost from the gaming giant!

Betika, the leading sports betting firm surprises twenty National Super League teams with an extra boost of 2 million Kenya Shillings above contract terms. The boost comes less than 3 months after an initial Kes. 90 million sponsorship deal with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) which aims to support the second-tier football teams through the 2019/2022 season.

The firm also be presented full football team kits and footballs to the 20 Kenyan football teams competing for the coveted winners’ cup during the September 2019 to May 2022 season. The 2 million extra boost, kits and football equipment bring hope and motivation to the clubs and players.

The partnership with FKF has directly impacted the clubs by improving the standards of the game as the focus shifts to nurture talent both at the grassroots and national level by providing them with the necessary financial support to help them get promotion to the main league and also give them exposure by offering them a platform to showcase their talent.

Speaking during the kit presentation at Camp Toyoyo, the firm’s Business Head, Mr John Mbatiah said, “In a surprise move, today we are happy to boost the Betika National Super League with an extra Kes. 2 Million shillings in addition to the Kes. 90Million that we initially committed to. We are also happy that we have set the pace for our peers to rise up to the challenge and support the community by giving back to worthy causes”.

Mr. Mbatiah also noted that the level of commitment in the training has improved as more teams can now afford to hire training grounds and get coaches that are motivated to grow the sport.

The ‘Betika Na Community’ initiative has now grown into a massive movement with huge following across the country from as far as Turkana. Betika continues to reaffirm their commitment in investing in sports, arts and culture across the country in 2020. Betika continues to plan the route map on where they will take the talent call next!

Betika injects more millions in the countrywide drive to boost local teams

Leading sports betting firm Betika continues to invest in sports in the country and has today deployed football kits, nets and balls to over 200 football teams across the country. The firm, which has in recent times been seen as the champion of sports in Kenya, participated in a kit deployment exercise in Camp Toyoyo Grounds as part of its Betika Na Community initiative.

The program aims to invest in the youth by nurturing talent through Sports, Arts and Culture supports the youth in the community through provision of uniforms, financial support, kits, balls, nets and other sports equipment.

Speaking during the event, the firm’s Business Head, Mr John Mbatiah said, “We are happy with the progress Betika na Community has made in transforming lives in Kenyan communities. Since we began the initiative, we have been overwhelmed by sponsorship and event requests from football teams and clubs all over the country requesting for support. Even though we have already deployed team kits, footballs and nets to over 1,000 football teams across the country, there is still a gap to satisfy all requests. We therefore call upon other industry players and sports stakeholders to rise up to the challenge and join Betika in supporting all the teams”.

Mr Mbatiah also noted that the level of football talent in Kenya is improving and that the firm is committed to ensuring that it develops even further.

The firm hosted Jericho All Stars and Kibera Black Stars to an exciting exhibition match after the kit handover exercises that saw the two teams walk away with 150,000/= in prize money.

Betika has carried out and supported many sports initiatives across the country with its flagship Betika Na Community football tournaments in Machakos, Meru, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega and Kisumu since November 2019. This is in addition to a three-year sponsorship of Betika National Super League in a 100M partnership deal with Federation of Kenya Football (FKF) which has seen an increase in the level of competition in the league.