After what seemed like an eternity, it’s back; the English Premier League (EPL).
From now until next year in May, football fans will be entertained with football action like no other.
The EPL season kicks off tonight with the draw between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in London, England.
In Nairobi, the occasion is being celebrated in style by passionate Kenyans who are ready to support their favorite teams as they seek to clinch the elusive EPL trophy. Manchester City are the current champions.
The K1 Klub House in Nairobi was the place to be last weekend when EPL broadcast rights holders Standard Group PLC helped welcome the new season with a Community Shield game between champions Manchester City and FA Cup holders Liverpool FC.
Liverpool won the tie 3-1 at the 32,000-seat King Power Stadium, home of EPL side Leicester City FC.
“As EPL broadcast rights holders, we are committed to providing football fans with top-notch entertainment,” said Benedict Omollo, Chief Operating Officer and Strategy Officer, Standard Group PLC.
“We hope the local EPL fans will enjoy the seasons with us. We are here to bring the passion back into the game for the next three years.
The media will broadcast the EPL matches live through its radio stations including Radio Maisha, Spice FM, Vybez FM, Berur FM as well as its digital platforms.
Gaming company Mozzart Bet has joined as the official sponsor of the EPL live stream matches.
“We also work with other partners including Multichoice, Guinness, Brookside, Prestige Motors, Better SMS, Access Mail and Spotika,” said Peter Njigua, Standard Group PLC’s Managing Director, Commercial.
And to spice up the new EPL season, Mozzart Bet yesterday launched the Chachimbistisha Shinda Ukishindwa (bet and win even if you lose) campaign where the grand champion will walk away with a zero-mileage Mitsubishi Xpander at the end of August.