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Githurai labourer bags Sh1 million in Betnare AFCON deal

By Mercy Simiyu February 10th, 2024 1 min read

As curtains come down on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, a casual labourer in Githurai 44, a Nairobi suburb, will be celebrating with a million shillings in his account courtesy of Betnare.

Alex Mbuthi, who works at construction sites, correctly placed several bets on matches in the continental competition and luckily got all of them right to scoop the cash prize.

“I placed a stake of Sh20 on several betting platforms,” he told Nairobi News.

“But it is on BetNare that I got all the eleven games right in their jackpot. I am excited and grateful. I never imagined I’d one day have a million shillings.”

For a man who earns less that Sh 500 per day, this is a windfall for Mbuthi who plans to invest some of the proceedings in business for his parents.

I plan to pay tithe and then will also seek financial advice on how to spend this money.”

“Times are tough so I will start some projects and use some of the cash also to pay school fees,” explained Mbuthi when he was presented with his cheque in Nairobi.

Betnare have offered to guide their latest winner, and the newest millionaire in town, on how he’ll use the cash.

After a month of exciting action, the Africa Cup of Nations, the biggest sporting tournament on the continent also dubbed the ‘African World Cup’ will climax on Sunday when Nigeria confront hosts Cote d’ivorie in an eagerly anticipated finale.

As a curtain raiser, South Africa, which lost of Nigeria on dramatic post-match penalties in the semis, will host DR Congo in the third and fourth play-off.

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