The Star (Nairobi)

16 February 2013

Kenya: Odhiambo Wins Monthly Sh50,000 in Fantasy Football Prize

A father of two children won Sh50,000 the monthly Star Fantasy Football competition, two weeks after winning Sh10,000. Calvins Odhiambo,33, said it was all joy after Fantasy Football official called him to announce the news. "I was really not expecting to win anything since I had just won Sh10,000 a couple of weeks ago," he said. Odhiambo who operates a small business in Umoja Estates described the prize as his Valentine gift since he had no plans for his small family.

"The news was unexpected and I had no idea that I could be the monthly winner, Fantasy Football with the Star has really changed my outlook," he narrated. An ardent reader of The Star, Odhiambo said he will save the money for his two children who are still in school.

Odhiambo further opined that The Star Sport section is very informative, particularly regarding the English Premier League. "We want to know the individual players who have succeeded in the football career, and what their siblings do in life," he said. He said The Star is gaining popularity in Umoja because of the detailed information. He thinks his Manchester United team are unstoppable and will scoop the 2012-2013 English Premier League.

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