SportPesa is the official sponsor of Murang’a Sports Excellence Academy Limited (M-Seal) football club. The gaming company is the new shirt sponsor for the team, which plays in the second-tier league – National Super League.
M-Seal is an upcoming football and sports academy based in Murang’a County and the only football club in Kenya with its own private pitch, the St.Sebastian Park.
SportPesa will support the team for the next three years with a sponsorship totalling Ksh26 million. The sponsorship over the period also includes supporting the football academy which is set to become a major sports excellence training institution.
Speaking during the unveiling event, SportPeasa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri said the company had made the decision to come on board to support the team as a way of promoting football and sports in the country.
“We are passionate about sports and have committed to support where we can. Last week we opened a refurbished boxing ring in Umoja one and today we are here to support this ambitious football club,” he said.
As part of its sponsorship, SportPesa has been focusing on supporting community initiatives.
“Our objective is to support the youth in the community and we see sports as a good arena to give them an opportunity to show their talent and grow,” said Capt. Karauri.
The NSL club has set its eyes on playing in the premier league soon after finishing 12th on the second-tier log last season.