KPL players begin receiving Sh10,000 Govt stipend


KPL players begin receiving Sh10,000 Govt stipend
(FILE)Kisumu All Stars players celebrates scoring against Thika United FC during their National Super league match match at Thika stadium in Thika on June 09, 2019. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Last week, the Ministry of Sports announced it had released Sh20 million to help players as part of the Sh50 million stimulus package set aside from the Sports Fund to cushion sportspersons
  • Alfred Adu, the Kisumu All Stars Team Manager confirmed 33 of its 35-person squad had received the money through mobile transfer with two missing out following a mix-up over their details

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) players have begun receiving Sh10,000 each in monthly stipend as part of the Government fund to cushion them from financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak has brought sporting events worldwide to a halt, leading to a loss of income for players and athletes with Kenyan sport remaining shut since March 13 when the country announced its first positive case.

Last week, the Ministry of Sports announced it had released Sh20 million to help players as part of the Sh50 million stimulus package set aside from the Sports Fund to cushion sportspersons.

Alfred Adu, the Kisumu All Stars Team Manager confirmed 33 of its 35-person squad had received the money through mobile transfer with two missing out following a mix-up over their details.

“We have sent their details to the Ministry of Sports and will follow up to ensure they receive their moneys,” Adu told Ramogi FM.

All KPL players will receive similar equal amounts for the next three months as the Government continues to assess the situation.

Kenya has so far confirmed 1,962 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, with the government extending restrictions cancellation of all sport, to curb its spread.

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