Safaricom’s boost call to Deaflympics Games


Safaricom's boost call to Deaflympics Games
Kenya's Deaflympics goalkeeper Thor Mwai (left) clears an attack from Sarr Allassane of Senegal during their Africa Deaflympics ball games qualifiers match at Kasarani stadium on September 11, 2021. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • Kenyan team at the ongoing Deaflympics Ball Games Qualifiers has received a boost after telecommunication firm Safaricomn pumped in Sh1 million towards their kitty.

Kenyan team at the ongoing Deaflympics Ball Games Qualifiers has received a boost after telecommunication firm Safaricomn pumped in Sh1 million towards their kitty.

The sponsorship covers the players’ kits and airtime during the ball games which are the first ever Deaflympics Qualifiers to be held in Kenya since its inception in 1924. Over 1,000 participants from 22 African countries will be in attendance. There will be 16 deaf football teams and 8 deaf basketball teams in the tournament.

The Deaflympic Games are part of qualifiers for 24th Summer Deaflympic Games that will be held in Caxias do Sul, Brazil next year from 1st to 15th May 2022.

This year, Safaricom has also supported the Kenyan Olympic and Paralympic teams as well as sponsoring the just concluded World Athletics Under 20 Championships and the upcoming Kip Keino Classic, the final meeting of this year’s World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series.

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