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BetNare to install Astro Turfs in Kibera, Dandora

By Winnie Onyando February 22nd, 2024 2 min read

Three residential areas in Nairobi will soon benefit from an initiative by betting company BetNare to install Astra turfs on football grounds.

BetNare has identified grounds in Kibera, Kangemi, and Dandora estates in the pilot program that will be extended to Western Kenya later in the year.

The betting company which is already working with stakeholders from the Boxing disciplines to market the sport said the laying of Astra turfs in the estate grounds will help in talent development.

In a statement, BetNare said: “In a bid to enhance grassroots football and foster talent development across the nation, BetNare proudly announces its commitment to installing Astra turf fields in areas lacking proper football facilities. This initiative aims to provide aspiring young footballers with adequate playing surfaces to hone their skills and realize their full potential, ultimately contributing to the nation’s preparation for AFCON 2027.”

The company said it will work closely with the Football Kenya Federation and the Ministry of Sports in the build-up to the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations which will be co-hosted by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to ensure there are quality training and playing surfaces for young upcoming talent.

“We appreciate there is talent in Kenya and especially in the estates we are targeting to lay the turfs, but this talent can only be nurtured well if we have quality playing surfaces and training and playing equipment. As BetNare we are ready to help in supporting the growth of this talent,” the company said.

The announcement was made during the presentation of prizes for winning pundits who placed correct bets on the BetNare platform.

Football enthusiasts have struggled to get good fields to train at.

Alex Morgan Osundwa was presented with a Sh 1 million cheque while Kennedy Mwura won a 75-inch television.

Other prizes were DSTV compacts, shopping vouchers and jerseys for various teams that participated in the just concluded AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Betnare said it remains steadfast in its commitment to not only providing thrilling betting experiences but also making a positive impact on grassroots football development. “Through initiatives like the installation of Astra turf fields, Betnare aims to nurture the next generation of football talent, ultimately contributing to the nation’s sporting excellence on the international stage.”

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