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KPL CEO Jack Oguda says the initial agreement is that the premiership champion gets 3 million shillings, half of it upfront and the rest will be forwarded

This season's Kenya Premier League winners will receive a 200 percent increase in prize money, thanks to the recent agreed sponsorship package between the top flight league and title sponsors EABL, according to KPL C.E.O Jack Oguda.

"The initial agreement is that the KPL champion gets 3 million shillings, half of it upfront and the rest will be forwarded when the club prepares for regional and continental assignments."

The giant alcohol manufacturer under the banner of its popular brand Tusker, early last month agreed a multi-million sponsorship deal with the Kenyan top flight league in exchange for the exclusive title rights. As part of the agreement, the Kenyan league was thereafter renamed the Tusker Premier League.

"We know of the lump-some amount (Ksh170 million). KPL's policy stipulates that 65-75 percent of any financial proceeds be directed towards the clubs. The rest is channeled towards logistical and administrative assignments," added Oguda.

"However we (the KPL Governing council) is still working on the exact amount each club will receive for the duration of this deal. This is because the amount we receive from EABL varies."

Oguda also noted that a new policy by the Governing Council will ensure that all clubs account for the monies received.

"The financial allocations to clubs will be done on a monthly basis. However after some time clubs will be expected to fully account for the provisions to be entitled to the next installment."

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