Sofapaka missed FKF zoom meeting to discuss modalities as the BetKing sponsorship deal first batch is expected

  • It’s reported that only Sofapaka failed to show up for a meeting held on Wednesday via Zoom and chaired by FKF President Nick Mwendwa and CEO Barry Otieno to discuss modalities of the new top tier sponsorship.

It is understood that Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and BetKing have signed a sponsorship deal and Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa had assured that Batoto ba Mungu will be represented at the meeting.

“I really want to make sure that I attend the meeting and get to know more about the sponsorship, you know I am the chairman of sponsorship in KPL and was not consulted when FKF signed the deal, so it will be prudent to ask hard questions and I hope we will get the answers,” Kalekwa said.

But according to reports, Sofapaka were the only club missing as the federation went further to ask for bank accounts from the various clubs.

Also, in the meeting, it’s reported that Ulinzi Stars chairman Eric Oloo has been picked to lead the transitional interim committee alongside other officials.

The officials are Dan Shikanda of AFC Leopards, Ken Ochieng of Zoo, and Robert Maoga of Sharks.

“Oloo will be in charge of the committee which will help to transform KPL Premier League to FKF Premier league,” the source stated.

It is understood that a letter signed by CEO Otieno and sent to the clubs have asked the clubs to remit their bank accounts to the federation as they wait to receive the first batch of payment from the sponsors.

“Further to the zoom meeting with the FKF President today (Wednesday), in regards to the BetKing Premier League Sponsorship, please find an attached summary of the FKF Premier League contract and a letter of undertaking for you to duly fill in to enable the federation to process the first batch of payments to your club,” the letter stated.

“Feel free to reach out to me should you need to visit FKF and go through the contract, which has not been shared with yourselves for the purpose of maintaining the confidentiality of both parties.

“Thank you for taking note and for your continued support,” said the letter.

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