- Vocal AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has asked the prominent entrepreneur Zedekiah Buzeki Bundotich to join the club in a long-term partnership pact as Ingwe continues the search for another sponsor.
The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side hosted Buzeki for talks over a possible sponsorship deal and the meeting between them is said to have centered on talks of working together.
“Buzeki (as the businessman is popularly known) met and held lengthy discussions with club officials led by Chairman Dan Shikanda as they explored the possibility of working together,” AFC Leopards said in a statement.
The Rift Valley politician Buzeki confirmed he has been an AFC Leopards fan for a very long-time.
“I remember when I was young, without the TV, I knew the Leopards players by name by just following the matches on the radio. AFC Leopards have always been my team,” he said.
“We have to stop talking and walk the talk. The club can share the kind of engagement how they would like to have with us and we can work out a mutually beneficial partnership,” Buzeki added.
According to Dan Shikanda, who is confident the meeting will lead to a concrete future partnership, observed that the club needs more partners on board.
“We are delighted to have you with us here at the club during these challenging times and we look forward to creating a long-lasting working partnership with you. We need all our fans back in the stadium,” Shikanda said.
Recently, Ingwe and Gor Mahia signed a jointly three-year partnership deal with Betsafe in June, each expects to land KSh40 million and 55 million per year respectively.
Meanwhile, former AFC Leopards defender Michael Kibwage thanked Ingwe and reveals how the club helped him deal with the loss of his mother.
“My morale went down and I felt like the world had ended,” Kibwage said
“I was so disappointed and felt so bad knowing that she won’t be there to see my game at the top level and even in the future.
“It’s been disturbing me but I always try to keep going. I also thank my former club AFC Leopards who supported me during that difficult period of my life and for giving me the confidence I needed at that time,” Kibwage explained.