The most successful Kenyan team Gor Mahia, will be the first to lift the all new Kenyan Premier League (KPL) trophy which was unveiled earlier on Friday 30 October at the Laico Regency Hotel.
The trophy, made in Italy weighs 12kg, is 90cm high and 60cm wide. It is handmade of brass with silver plating.
It was unveiled by league sponsors, SportPesa, represented by Marketing Manager Kester Muhanji, flanked by broadcast rights holders SuperSport representatives as well as the KPL CEO Jack Oguda.
Muhanji revealed that the sponsors will be doing add ons including gold plating before having the final product in 2016 and as a result, Gor Mahia will not have the trophy for keeps.
“Gor will not be able to keep this trophy because even as it is, we have not yet completely finished on it. But from next season, a team that wins it will get to have a replica of the same for keeps and whoever wins it thrice in a row gets to keep the original,” Muhanji said.
Gor Mahia won the 2015 title, its third in a row, with five matches to spare.