06 Dec, 11:23
Kakamega County government has announced that it will sponsor Kenyan Premier League side, Kakamega Homeboyz from 2018 season.
The Kakamega based side has been without a sponsor since its inception with chairman Cleophas Shimanyula supporting the club from his own coffers.
The county government under the leadership of Governor Ambetsa Oparanya will now back the team from 2018 season and a delighted Homeboyz chairman Shimanyula says the sponsorship will help his team perform even better from next season.
-I am very happy right now and I want to thank the County Government for deciding to help Homeboyz which is the only KPL team from Kakamega. Running a club without a sponsor is not easy, we've struggled in the past but now with help from the government things will be a little bit better on our side. We will be able to pay our players and technical bench better and we will also be in a position to get good players in order to preform even better in the league, a delighted Shimanyula told Futaa.com.
The football administrator also revealed that the club is in talks with another potential sponsor.
-We want to take this club to another level. We are in talks with a betting firm over a sponsorship deal, things look good so far and by the end of the year we could have another sponsor on board, he added.
Homeboyz under coach Mike Mururi finished 5th in the Kenyan Premier League in 2017. They become the second team to be backed by County Governments after newly promoted side, Vihiga United.