Kenya Utalii College has entered into a twelve million shillings partnership deal with Kariobangi Sharks Football Club. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Kenya Utalii College Sports Club where the team was officially allowed to access the facility for training and hosting of matches.
The team, which was represented by the Founder, who is also the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Mr. Nick Mwendwa, committed to spending twelve million shillings in the upgrade and renovation of the sports facility. Among the various activities which will be undertaken to uplift the sports ground are landscaping, installation of a state-of-the-art underground water sprinkler system, installation of water tanks, installation of an electric water pumping system and construction of a perimeter wall around the grounds.
Speaking during the ceremony, the FKF President underscored the needfor partnership in the sports sector with a view to promoting talent and skills among the youth. “We have a dedicated team of youthful players whom we intend to nurture through football. Kenya Utalii College has the country’s best pitch at the moment and we are proud to partner with you on this venture. We dedicate ourselves to making the best out of this opportunity and view it as a perfect example of the power of partnerships across related service sectors, “said Mr. Mwendwa.
Kenya Utalii College Acting Principal Mr. Kazungu Mwango revealed that the College had signed a five-year contract with the team with a view to ensure development of the sport even as the College continues to produce a highly qualified human resource base for the hospitality and tourism industry. “We are partnering with Kariobangi Sharks Football Club in a relationship that we anticipate will be mutually beneficial to the College and the Club. Over and above the monetary resources associated with the entire process, we look forward to giving back to society through such initiatives. The team nurtures young and talented individuals who require support from various sections of society. This is our way of supporting the activities of the club even as we seek to explore further avenues through which we can collaborate with them and further expand the scope of our engagement.” Said Mr. Kazungu.
Sharks is a professionalfootballclub based inNairobi. The club currently competes in theKenyan National Super League. In 2011 the club was promoted to the KFF nationwide league just before the Unified elections and subsequently played in the unified Division I league and thereafter joined the newly formed National Super league in 2013.