Organizers of grassroot football League SportPesa Super Eight Premier league (SPS8) Extreme Sports Ltd and FKF Mombasa Sub-branch on Tuesday signed a partnership deal that will support in the 1st tier of the FKF Mombasa Premier League.
The Ksh 7Million agreement will grant Extreme Sports Title Sponsorship thus the League will be referred to as Super 8 Mombasa Premier League.
Speaking at the press conference that was held in Mombasa County Extreme Sports CEO Hussein Mohammed said Extreme sports would put measures and ample resources to ensure the league is run in a professional manner.
“Extreme Sports aims to expand its operations across the country with Mombasa being the first region to benefit from the professionalism that Extreme Sports brings to football”.
The Kitty will cater for administrative costs including match officials allowances and football kits for the 16 football teams set to take part in the League.
The partnership will also see Trophies and cash prizes awarded at the end of the league “to ensure the teams and players are adequately gifted for their stellar performance in the league”. Cash prize for the league winner will be Ksh. 500,000, 1st runners up will receive Ksh. 250,000 whereas 2nd runners up will receive ksh. 100,000.
Match officials will also be awarded.
Football Kenya Federation will maintain its league mandate and continue to run and manage the league. Extreme Sports will however assign two members to oversee the running of the league to ensure smooth flow and execution of matches.
Mr. Hussein Mohammed reiterated “Tapping from our experience in running the SportPesa Super 8 league in Nairobi, we are pleased to venture into new frontiers in Mombasa county”.
“Extreme Sports aims to build and nurture talent amongst the youth, keep the youths positively engaged and out of crime, transform sports into a commercially viable industry and to offer employment through sports”.
“The league also aims to bring healthy competition between teams within Mombasa region”.