Mombasa County teams get Sh12m financial boost


Bandari FC forward Hassan Abdallah (L) celebrate with teammates after scoring against Mt. Kenya FC ...
Bandari FC forward Hassan Abdallah (L) celebrate with teammates after scoring against Mt. Kenya FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at Afraha stadium in Nakuru on January 12,2019. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • The County Assembly of Mombasa has passed a bill that will enable football clubs in the region earn an allocation of around Sh12 million in annual sponsorships
  • The Frere Town Member of County Assembly (MCA) Charles Kitula who initiated the bill said the funds will be disbursed to help carter for transportation, referee’s fees, security, ambulance, and affiliation

The County Assembly of Mombasa has passed a bill that will enable football clubs in the region earn an allocation of around Sh12 million in annual sponsorships.

The Frere Town Member of County Assembly (MCA) Charles Kitula who initiated the bill said the funds will be disbursed to help carter for transportation, referee’s fees, security, ambulance, and affiliation.

Kitula told Citizen Digital the monies will be disbursed that as soon as the ongoing standoff between county governments and the national government is resolved.

“Our Mombasa teams have for so long suffered that’s why we discussed how we can help them and this has now come true.

“The bill is already in the 2019-2020 financial year budgets and once the county receives the money, Ksh 12 Million will be disbursed to all teams in the region through Mombasa FKF Sub-branch,” Kitula said.

On the other hand, FKF Mombasa Sub Branch President Goshi Juma Ali has expressed his grateful thanks to the County Assembly for coming up with a way to help the local teams.

Ali says, as a federation, they will make sure that all teams in the region benefit from the County funds.

“They asked our yearly budget for all our respective leagues after the bill is through, our teams can now smile. We appreciate what they have done and we are looking forward to improving the sports industry. Our teams have suffered for so long but that burden has been pulled off in their shoulders,” he said.

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