Betika, the leading betting firm held a ground- breaking ceremony on Thursday, September 23, 2021 celebrating the start of the rehabilitation of the Kayole Calvary field at Kayole/Komarocks area.
The ground-breaking ceremony saw senior officials from all sides of the partnership oversee the handover of the grounds to the contractor.
The event was witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of Sports Arts & Culture, Embakasi CDF officials, Kayole residents and sports men and women.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Jackie Tonui, the firm’s Marketing Manager said: “As part of our Betika Na Community initiatives, we have gotten into an agreement with the Embakasi Central Constituency Development Fund (CDF)office to upgrade the community football pitch in Kayole.
“This is our first community pitch, and we plan to spend over 100M in the rehabilitation of such community pitches across the country to improve their conditions to advance the training standards of grassroot sports”.
“Currently, grassroot teams face the challenge of postponing matches or playing in waterlogged pitches during rainy season. In addition, most pitches are hazardous and are a cause of injuries to players due to their rocky and uneven conditions. Betika wants to change the game and level the playing fields across the country to give our players a reason to wake up and grow their talent,” said Mrs. Jackie Tonui
Mr. Elias Mate, Fund Manager CDF Embakasi said: “We are happy to be the first beneficiaries of the Betika Na Community field rehabilitation Initiative. From what I have seen and heard, Betika is all about changing the lives of Kenyans by giving solutions that provide long term impactful initiatives to the communities around us. Thank you for touching the lives of people of Kayole, we are grateful that the youth here will start playing in a level ground”.
With an expected completion date of December 2021, the Kayole Calvary field will see over 300 junior teams and over 20 senior teams grow their talent.
The ‘Betika Na Community Initiative’ has now grown into a massive movement with huge following across the country and the firm promised to rehabilitate pitches to raise the bar and urges more needy communities to reach out to them with their needs.