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Gor Mahia FC striker Jacques Tuyisenge (L) tackle Muhoroni Youth FC goalkeeper Farouk Shikalo Miya ...
Gor Mahia FC striker Jacques Tuyisenge (L) tackle Muhoroni Youth FC goalkeeper Farouk Shikalo Miya during their KPL Top 8 Knockout tournament final match at the Nyayo national stadium on October 16, 2016. Photo/Stafford Ondego/

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) on Tuesday unveiled Bamba Sports as their new television broadcast partner in an event held at a Nairobi hotel.

The six-month deal, which is worth Ksh36.7 million, will see a minimum of two matches(one double header) screened  on the Bamba TV platform every week.

The first match set to be aired next weekend when KPL resumes after the GOtv Shield Cup to be played this weekend.

KPL outgoing Chairman Ambrose Rachier lauded the partnership saying it will light up Kenyan football which has ‘been in the dark’ since Supersport terminated their 10-year partnership with league manager in April.

“Ever since SuperSport withdrew earlier this year, Kenyan football has been in darkness and therefore this partnership means light has come. In a fortnight we shall have back football on screens and Kenyans should be able to watch.

“This prospect will also provide players with a platform to market and make their brand more visible and showcase their talents to millions of Kenyan households,” Rachier said.

This will be the second deal for Bamba in Kenyan football after the free to air TV channel signed a 3-year deal with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in February this year, airing four National Super League (NSL) matches a week.

Also present in the launch was FKF CEO Robert Muthomi who observed that a good partnership between the federation and KPL brought forth the deal.

Report by Gilbert Kiprotich.

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