Sports betting firm Sportpesa, the main sponsors of Kenya’s top league have gone a step higher in the fight to end hooliganism in Kenyan stadia by teaming up with the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government to conduct a day – long workshop on Thursday 5 May to plan on means to fight the menace.
Sportpesa and the government, in conjunction with the Sportpesa Premier League (SPL) management and Extreme Sports Limited, the organizers of the Super 8 League will be gracing the workshop.
This comes in the wake of reports of hooliganism involving AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia which saw their sponsorships withdrawn temporarily. The workshop will as well seek to come up with a long term solution to matters security in football stadia.
Here’s the communique from organizers
In a move to curb rising cases of hooliganism and fans misconduct at football matches Extreme Sports Ltd, SportPesa, Kenya Premier League in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, invite you to a one-day workshop on Thursday, 5th May 2016 at the Silver Springs Hotel from 9:00am. The forum comes days after the revocation of several football club sponsorships.
The workshop seeks to draw a sustainable security plan to be implemented in all upcoming matches.
In attendance at the event will be;
Details of the event are as follows:
Venue: Silver Springs Hotel
Date: Thursday, 5th May, 2016