Betika, the leading betting firm in Kenya, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to celebrate the start of the rehabilitation of the Kayole Calvary field at the Kayole/Komarock area.
The ground-breaking ceremony saw senior officials from all sides of the partnership witness the handover of the grounds to the contractor.
The event was witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture, Embakasi CDF officials, Kayole residents and sportsmen and women.Betika officials at the Kayole Calvary field at the Kayole/Komarocks area.Betika
Speaking at the event, Jackie Tonui, the firm’s Marketing Manager, announced that as part of the Betika Na Community initiatives, the firm entered 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 Ksh100 million in the rehabilitation of such across the country in order to improve their conditions to advance the training standards of grassroots sports,” said Tonui.
“Currently, grassroots teams face the challenge of postponing matches or playing in waterlogged pitches during the 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."
Elias Mate, the Embakasi Central CDF Manager, expressed their readiness to partner with Betika.
“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," noted Mate.Betika officials at the Kayole Calvary field at the Kayole/Komarocks area.Betika
"Thank you for touching the lives of people of Kayole, we are grateful that the youth here will start playing on 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 a 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.