The Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts, Ababu Namwamba, attended the Jamhuri Day Cup match. During his visit, he interacted with Multichoice Africa CEO, Fhulu Badugela. The meeting between Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and the CEO was aimed to bring live broadcast back to Kenya.
The teams played the Jamhuri Day Cup between SOFAPAKA and AFC Leopards SC at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi. The game occurred on Tuesday, December 13 2022.
Multichoice Africa CEO Fhulu Badugela, Multichoice Kenya Managing Director Nancy Matimu, Football Kenya Federation Deputy President Doris Petra, CEO Barry Otieno, Sports Kenya DG. Pius Metto, KBC’s Ag. MD Samuel Maina, among several other dignitaries, were also present at the game along with the Ministry of Sports Cabinet Secretary.
Cabinet Secretary Ababu also took time to watch a goalball match and award ceremony in the same venue.
Goalball is a special competition designed specifically for athletes with vision impairment. The Cabinet Secretary promised the team the government’s support towards popularizing the sport in Kenya.
During his attendance of the event at the game at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba held discussions with Multichoice Africa CEO Fhulu Badugela.
The meeting between the two individuals is part of the Ministry’s plans to bring back live sports broadcasts to Kenya.
In line with his ministry’s plans, The Cabinet Secretary has committed to pursuing a lasting solution that will see the return of Multichoice to broadcast matches in collaboration with local TV stations.
Cabinet Secretary Namwamba called on the local TV stations to support his quest. According to him, the quest will help market Kenya’s talents to the world.
The Cabinet Secretary and Badugela took part in the medal award ceremony where Sofapaka FC beat AFC Leopards SC 3-1 in Penalties. The match itself ended in a 1-1 stalemate. However, Sofapaka FC managed to defeat their opponents to grab the ultimate prize of Ksh. 500,000.
On the other hand, AFCLeopards took home Ksh. 300,000 for their 2nd-place finish.