MAGICAL KENYA OPEN RECEIVES KSHS. 16 MILLION SPONSORSHIP FROM SAFARICOM

HOD Large Enterprise Sales Safaricom PLC Joseph Wanjohi (right) presents a dummy cheque of Kshs.16 million to support the Kenya Open Golf tournament to Zuhura Ogada Odhiambo, the Commercial Director Kenya Open. During the official cheque handover at Safaricom HQ Nairobi.
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Safaricom has announced a Kshs.  16 million sponsorship for the 2022 edition of the Magical Kenya Open, which takes place from 3rd to 6th March at Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi.The sponsorship will cater for communication and technology support for the event organizers, including a state-of-the-art media centre, a junior golf Clinic and media publicity.

“We are thrilled to be supporting this unique event, which marks the first time the European Tour has been hosted at Muthaiga Golf Club. Sports sponsorship remains an important area for us because of its ability to transform lives. We are particularly looking forward to supporting the junior golfers clinic, which is in line with our own ambition to tap, nurture and grow talent among young golfers across the country,” said Peter Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom. 

The 2022 edition of the Magical Kenya Open is part of The DP World Tour and makes its return to Muthaiga Golf Club as the Magical Kenya Open. The event brings together 156 golfers from Kenya and across the world.”It is exciting to have Safaricom on board as one of the key sponsors of this historic event. Their support is instrumental as we expect millions of fans to live stream and follow the event. This year we have 156 golfers from across the world participating in the tournament,” said Peter Kanyago, Chairman, Magical Kenya Open. 

Besides the Kenya Open, Safaricom has also sponsored the Magical Kenya Ladies golf tournaments and the Karen Masters in a bid to support local golfers.Currently, the telco is also running its golf series dubbed the Safaricom Golf Tour, which aims to nurture and grow new talent in the sport across the country.

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