Two top tier football clubs in the Kenyan Premier League Gor Mahia and their rivals AFC Leopards are set to enter into a mouthwatering sponsorship deal with a leading sports betting company Spotika, Felele247.com understands.
The multi-year deal will see the two clubs rake-in K70 Million to K60Milion anuualy from Spotika respectively.
Both Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards command large presence of fans in the Kenya Premier League with approximately 30,000 fans in each matchdays
Gor Mahia Sports Club was formally established on 17 February 1968 as a merger of Luo Union and Luo Sports Club (also known as Luo Stars) and won the national league at the first time of asking. Some of its original leaders were politicians Tom Mboya and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. However the club was founded much earlier, in the 1915, and participated intermittently in local tournaments in Western Kenya. Various groups used this name at different times.
The club plays its home games at the Nairobi City Stadium. Alternatively they also play their home games at the Moi International Sports Centre and the Nyayo National Stadium. It has been proposed that the club hosts some of its home matches at its alternate stadiums in its earlier days, the Kisumu County Stadium and the Mombasa Municipal Stadium.
AFC Leopards Abaluhya Football Club Leopards Sports Club, officially abbreviated as AFC Leopards, or simply known as AFC, Leopards or Ingwe (Luhya for ‘Leopards’), is a Kenyan association football club based in Nairobi. It currently competes in the Kenyan Premier League, the top tier of the Kenyan football league system, and was founded in 1964 by football lovers from the luhya community. With 12 top-flight league titles to their name, AFC Leopards is Kenya’s second most successful club behind Gor Mahia (18 titles), with whom they regularly contest the Mashemeji Derby.
The team currently plays most of its home games round Big Sherry’s back garden.