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Meet The Man Behind Kothbiro Tournament’s Rock Solid Sponsorship

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Nairobi Gubernatorial candidate Richard Ngatia is the man behind the rock solid sponsorship of Kenya’s biggest offseason football tournament Kothbiro.

Ngatia who is the current President of the Kenya National Chamber Of Commerce inked the deal with the Kothbiro Management last year in December.

The deal which has so far seen the smooth running of the tournament also includes the prize money for the winners and the 2nd and 3rd runners up.

“Sports and especially grassroots sports which is responsible for the growth of talents is in my heart. This is why I am sponsoring this tournament to show the people of Nairobi that I Have them at heart with or without the Nairobi Governor’s seat,” said Ngatia.

Ngatia who is planning to vie on a Jubilee ticket signed the deal in the presence of Ziwani/Kariokor MCA Millicent Mugadi who has been instrumental in securing the deal.

According to the organizers of the tournament the sponsorship deal has so far seen a smooth running of the tournament and also facilitate the prize money for the winners.

“The sponsorship for this year’s tournament is rock solid. We have already inked the deal and we shall unveil the sponsor in due course,” said Paul Polosa the Chairman of the Koth Biro Tournament.


“This is the 46th Edition of the annual Kothbiro Football Tournament. It also goes without saying that this is going to be the biggest edition of all the others,” said Polosa.

Last year the Kothbiro tournament was marred by controversies after the previous season winners failed to get their prize money following the untimely pullout by sponsors SportPesa.

The drama saw the aggrieved winners Kingston from Shauri Moyo invade the pitch during a match to protest their lack of payment.

The issues were however sorted out after SportPesa issued part of the prize money.

ODM leader Raila Odinga who launched tournament to reclaim all the grabbed grounds within city estates.

“These grounds were built by colonial governments. Ziwani, Kaloleni, Shauri Moyo and every other estate in Nairobi had sports grounds. All these will all be reclaimed,” said Raila.

Raila also revealed that he played football at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani as a young boy.

He also pledged to raise the status of sports in the country by investing more on grassroots sports.

“The most popular sport in the world is soccer. Soccer makes millionaires. We want to raise the status of grassroots sports in the country.”



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