Exclusive: Vihiga Queens land JBM kit deal

Rebecca Magoma

Kenya’s Women Premier League Zone B side Vihiga Queens, have secured a three-year kit sponsorship deal with a sports agency.

The deal with Just Be Master (JBM) is a boost to the Vihiga county-sponsored team eyeing its first Premier league title in their second season in the top flight.

Vihiga County Government remains the team’s main sponsor while JBM comes in as a co-sponsor mainly for the kit.

The unveiling was done on 5 November at the Mumias Complex, before Queens locked horns with Eldoret-based Falcon FC. On Sunday afternoon, the Queens emerged 3-0 winners..

Speaking to LadiesMarch during the unveiling, Vihiga County Deputy Governor Dr Patrick Saisi welcomed the gesture saying it will help the club’s league preparation.

JBM CEO Bryan Oduor, expressed delight at the company’s partnership with the Queens adding that they were motivated by team’s league performance.

“Queens are the second team to get sponsorship from JBM. We are also sponsoring Zone A side Kayole Starlets” said Oduor.

“They are real queens in football that is why we are proud to be associated with them,” he added.

Oduor noted that this is part of their elaborate plans to boost girls and women  so as to change their living standards.

“Girls and women are drivers of the Global Goals and powerful agents of change thus the support. This is part of our ‘Leave no woman behind goal,'” said Oduor.

Team coach Alex Alumira thanked JBM for their gesture adding that the sponsorship will boost their bid for the title.

“This is a good gesture and its a morale booster for the team. We are focused to win our remaining matches and finish top of the zone to get a slot in the play-offs by the end of the season,” said Alumira.

Saisi noted that the county government is committed to the team.

Currently, Queens are atop the standings with 27 points, same points as their closest rivals Oserian Ladies but the former have a superior goal difference with two matches remaining.

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