Gaming company Sportpesa is the official sponsor of National Super League (NSL) side Murang’a Sports Excellence Academy Limited (M-Seal) football club.

Sportpesa has signed a three year deal with M-Seal worth Ksh26 million. The gaming firm will support the football academy which is “set to become a major sports excellence training institution”.

According to Sportpesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri the company decided to partner with M-Seal as a way of promoting football and sports in the country.

“The sight of this pitch has made me very happy. It is impressive to see that in the middle of nowhere there can be a pitch of this standard.

“Just the few minutes that I have been here and listening to the players and the staff, I have bought into this dream fully,” Captain Ronald Karauri stated.

Murang’a Seal, formed in 2016, has risen up the ranks from the regional league to division one until finally being promoted to the NSL.

This is their second season in the NSL and the team believes that this sponsorship will go a long way in achieving their dream of top flight football.

“The biggest issue we have in Kenyan football is the structure and I believe that with SportPesa we can make this dream a reality,” Captain Karauri concluded.

“I believe that this team has what it takes to not only make it to the Kenya Premier League but to become one of the best teams in Kenya.

“We will have to rethink our strategy and increase the effort and dedication to this team, so everyone can feel as though they are a part of a professional football team,” he concluded.