Earlier this week, Odibets donated Sh1.5 million to the Kenya Amputee Football Federation (KAFF) ahead of the country’s inter-counties tournament, which will take place in Nairobi. The tournament, which will take place this weekend at the City Stadium in Nairobi, will be utilized by the organizers to pick a squad that will participate in the 2022 Amputee Football World Cup qualifiers in Der es Salam.
In the tournament’s 7-aside game, a goalie with an upper limb amputation will compete against six other players with lower limb amputations who will each need two crutches and no prostheses to get around the field.
“We are pleased with the assistance we have received from Odibets as a result of our one-of-a-kind relationship.” The fact that we will have a bunch of highly motivated players on hand this weekend will guarantee that our abilities are shown.”
— Peter Oloo, the secretary-general of the KAFF, said.
Dedan Mungai, the general manager of Odibets, said,
The Kenya Amputee Federation has expressed its confidence in the collaboration, saying, “We are certain that our partnership will further strengthen amputee football in Kenya.” And provide thousands of amputees with a chance to demonstrate their abilities and build a profession out of football.”
In a week after buying Ferdinand Omanyala, Africa’s fastest man, a brand new vehicle as a thank you for breaking the continental record at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Odibet has announced its newest sports sponsorship deal. Amina Mohamed, cabinet secretary for sports and former prime minister Raila Odinga were among the officials that joined thousands of other Kenyans in applauding Omanyala’s world record-breaking performance during his recent tour of the United States and Canada. During the appreciating ceremony, which took place at the New Stanley Hotel, Odibets General Manager Dedan Mungai said that the business was pleased to be associated with Omanyala and to walk with him on his road to success.
‘We, as a business, are pleased to be associated with Omanyala, who has shown without all doubt that Kenya can conquer the globe in the area of athletics; his character, resilience, endurance, and performance are all linked with our company’s fundamental principles.’
When Mungai hands over the vehicle keys to Omanyala, he says these words.
Speaking at the occasion, Omanayala said that he had always known he was destined for greatness and expressed his gratitude to Odibets for accompanying him on his path and supporting him in all he accomplished.
Odibets arrived at the exact moment I needed them, and it is because of them that I was able to concentrate on my training, ultimately allowing me to smash the African record.”
– exclaimed an overjoyed Omanyala, who had accompanied him to the recognition event with his family.
In his address, Omanayala encouraged his fellow athletes to put in the necessary effort and never give up on their goals despite obstacles.
“For a person to be successful, they must put in the necessary effort, maintain discipline, and persevere. When I was running the race at the Kasarani Sports stadium on that beautiful day, I had no idea that I would soon become the proud owner of a vehicle,” – stated Omanyala.
The number 977 will be displayed on the vehicle’s license plate to commemorate his significant record-breaking accomplishment. As a result, this is Omanyala’s second prize from Odibets, after a previous present from the sports betting company valued at Sh 1.5 million, which served as a financial incentive for qualifying for the recently completed Tokyo Olympics. The company recently assisted Patrick Matasi, the goalie for the Harambee Stars, and his family in covering medical expenses after a terrible traffic accident happened to them. It also assisted Ezekiel Otuoma, a former Ulinzi Stars and Muhoroni Youth striker, in his efforts to finance for medical treatment in the United States.