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FKF reaches out to Safaricom for new deal

Football Kenya Federation’s new office led by President Nick Mwendwa has commenced baby steps to lure blue chip companies into supporting the local game.

In what could be the beginning of a renewed relationship between FKF and Safaricom, Mwendwa on Thursday met telecommunications firm’s CEO Bob Collymore.

This new development is in line with Mwendwa’s pre-election pledge of seeking sponsorship for the various men, women and youth national teams.

At the moment, none of the national football teams enjoys any form of sponsorship.

LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY

The relationship between Safaricom and the previous FKF office led by Sam Nyamweya broke down following the cancellation of the multi million shillings Sakata Ball tournament in 2012.

A war of words thereafter ensued between the two bodies leading to the giant telecommunications firm announcing it will no longer support football activities owing to a lack of accountability.

Separately, FKF is also in talks with a number of corporate firms mainly from the betting industry to support the national teams.