The Star (Nairobi)

20 February 2013

Kenya: More Cash in Store for This Year?s Champion - KPL

This year's Kenya Premier League winner will bank Sh4m, an increase of one million over what Tusker received for winning the title last season.

"We have had a slight increase on the prize money structure with the winners now pocketing Sh4m shillings and the runners up talking home Sh1.5m up from Sh1m," KPL chief accountant Kevin Mmbaya announced yesterday.

The increase comes after the clinching of a Sh170m three year sponsorship deal with Tusker in August last year.At the same time their will be no Kenya Premier League match on the eve of this year's general election.

Instead according to KPL chief executive Jack Oguda matches will be played on the Friday and Saturday preceding polling day."We have made plans that will see no team being involved in a match on the eve of election day to give everyone a chance of exercising their democratic right to vote.

The KPL chief also confirmed the league will kick off this weekend.Prior to the KPL kick off Tusker will face off with Gor Mahia in the DSTV Super cup clash on Saturday at Nyayo National Stadium. Gor are the Football Kenya Federation cup holders.The Saturday clash will be a repeat of last year's meeting where Tusker triumphed 4-1 in post match penalties.

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