Kenya Nationa team Harambee Stars will host Comoros at Kasarani in a 2021 AFCON Qualifier tie and betting firm Betika and Football Kenya Federation have waved gate charges.
The match will be played on March 25th, 2020 at the MISC Kasarani and in a bid to lure supporters in the stadium, the entrance fee will be free. Betika's Kshs 3 Million deal will enable thousands of fans to attend the match for free, as part of the firm's ongoing efforts to play a key developmental role in the advancement of Kenyan football both at the grass-root and national level.
"We are absolutely thrilled to support the Harambee Stars, we believe today’s announcement comes at an opportune time when our team needs all the support it can get to further cement their chances of qualifying for the 2021 AFCON tournament,” said the organization's business head Mr. John Mbatiah.
Nick Mwendwa, the FKF president welcomed the partnership, terming it a shot in the arm for both the national team and football fans.
"The match against Comoros is very important for us and Betika’s decision to partner with FKF could not have come at a better time," he said.
"We want to thank Betika for the leading developmental partnership role they continue to play in the advancement of Kenyan football and the faith they have shown in this federation, this even as we urge Kenyans to show up in large numbers and support the Harambee Stars, as we endeavor to consecutively qualify for the AFCON tournament."
"It is our belief that the waiver of gate charges will not only enable thousands of fans to attend the game but will also create an enabling atmosphere for our team to get a positive result from the match," he added.