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Safaricom challenged to take over KPL title sponsorship

10:20 GMT+3 30/01/2018
KPL CEO Jack Oguda and FKF boss Nick Mwendwa
KPL was left with no title sponsor after SportPesa pulled out early in January following the government's proposed 35% tax

Telecommunication giants Safaricom has been challenged to take over the title sponsorship of Kenyan Premier League.

KPL was left with no title sponsor after SportPesa pulled out early in January following the government's proposed 35 percent tax on gambling revenues.

But the outspoken National Super Alliance CEO Norman Magaya has dared Safaricom to jump in and take up the league sponsorship.

In a social media post that could be interpreted to be a mere banter directed at the techno giants, Magaya said Safaricom should replace SportPesa at KPL as well as other top teams like Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards' sponsors.

“Gambling taxation aside...There is no reason why Safaricom, the most profitable company in Sub Saharan Africa cannot take over football sponsorship right from KPL premiership, AFC & Gor. ABSA is doing it in SA. Let Safaricom share their loot,” said Magaya.

The statement drew mixed reaction online consider that NASA, the official opposition party, had called for a boycott of Safaricom products.