Wednesday, 7 January 2009
After languishing in the lower rungs and having promoted to the Kenyan Premier League (though not without controversy), AFC Leopards are hosting its local football fans and football enthusiasts alike to a relaunch dinner. This is taking place today 7th January at Charter Hall , Nairobi from 5.30 p.m.
This comes at a time when there has been increased interest in Kenyan football not just from the local scene but the region and continent too. As earlier indicated in other articles, I believe the success of our national team will be nurtured by enhancing our local teams first. Thus they can act as feeder clubs to more professional leagues in the continent and world alike.
AFC represents such an opportunity and the effort must be applauded. I have had an opportunity to meet some of the people working behind the scenes and if the plans are anything to go by, we should see a real change in Kenyan football.
Tickets are at KShs. 1500 per plate and Kshs.10000 for VIP Seats. The deadline may have passed (yesterday) but I'm sure they wouldn't mind an additional sum to their kitty. Contact Person: Richard Ekhalie Marketing & Corporate Affairs Director -firstname.lastname@example.org.
The relaunch dinner was fairly well attended and an interesting combination had the KFF and Football Kenya Limited both represented. There was also a fair share of politicians from Western Province where the club enjoys a huge fan base. It managed to raise at least KShs. 700,000 (approx. US$ 9000). An aggresive drive for seasonal and gate tickets should also raise some income for the club. A fair start if I must say
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