Bigger screens for Player of the Month winners

Western Stima’s Kenneth Mugambi Muguna poses with the August Player of the Month trophy, ...
Western Stima’s Kenneth Mugambi Muguna poses with the August Player of the Month trophy, Ksh100,000 dummy cheque and 43-inch flat screen television on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Kisumu. PHOTO/Courtesy

South Korean manufacturers LG Electronics have boosted the appeal of the Player of the Month awards kitty for the top flight league after announcing they will provide bigger screens.

The company has now increased the size television sets awarded to the Kenyan Premier League’s top player each month for the third consecutive year with winners beginning this season set to walk away with a 49-inch LG TV screen.

Last year’s 43-inch screens were an inch wider than those provided during the previous season.

In addition LGE marketing manager Moses Marji has revealed that they will double into quarterly Community Social Responsibility (CSR) activities right into the communities where the award winners hail from.

According to Marji, the move is aimed at achieving their long-term ambition of spreading the love of the game to the diverse Kenyan communities.

“We not only aim at supporting players who are excelling on the field but also to have an effect on upcoming talents and improve the quality of life in areas surrounding them (monthly winners),” Marji said.

He also expressed his delight in witnessing the growth of Kenyan football and at the same time termed the introduction of CSR activities for winners as a major boost to the society.

The player of the month accolade is an initiative driven by Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) whose President Chris Mbaisi lauded the South Korean company for their unwavering support and cooperation since both parties came into a pact three years ago.

“We have seen the excitement in our league grow as a result of these monthly awards. It is due to the generosity shown by supportive companies like LG,” Mbaisi said.

-Report by Mwangi Githinji.

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