KCB Bank has taken another stride in empowering the youth through sports by partnering with the Madira Girls’ Soccer Academy. This partnership aims to provide a platform for promising young football players to thrive and reach their potential.
As part of this collaboration, KCB Bank will be covering the school fees for ten players, amounting to half a million Kenyan Shillings, for the upcoming 2023/2024 season. In addition to financial support, the bank will extend non-monetary assistance, including footballs and training equipment, to nurture the growth of these budding talents.
Madira Girls, affectionately known as Madira Soccer Assassins, recently achieved a remarkable feat by clinching the championship title in the 2022/2023 FKF Women Division One League. This victory propelled them to the top tier division of the Women Premier League, showcasing their exceptional skills and dedication to the sport.
KCB FC Chairman Bramwel Simiyu expressed the bank’s commitment to sports sponsorship and its impact on communities: “KCB has been a leader in the sports sponsorship arena. Our involvement in sports has brought joy to thousands of people in our country and beyond.”
Simiyu highlighted the significance of this partnership, emphasizing KCB’s aspiration to support the growth of young talents and positively transform their lives through sports. This collaboration represents KCB’s dedication to not only contributing to the development of sports but also to the broader well-being of the youth.
Madira Soccer Assassins’ remarkable achievements have earned them a place in the Federation of East and Central Africa School Games, scheduled to take place on August 20, 2023, in Rwanda. Their exceptional performance in the Kenya Secondary Schools Association games in Kakamega secured their spot in this prestigious tournament.
Mr. Alex Alumirah, the director of Madira Soccer Assassins, emphasized the broader impact of the partnership: “We have come a long way in the growth and development of women’s sports, education, and the empowerment of the girl child. We are proud that an institution like KCB has come on board to support this cause.”
The Madira Girls’ Soccer Academy is gearing up for the Federation of East and Central Africa School Games, where they are grouped in pool A alongside teams such as GS Gatizo of Rwanda, Butere Girls, Kawempe Muslim (Uganda), Ziba Secondary (Tanzania), and St. Noa Girls of Uganda.
Their journey in the tournament will kick off with a match against the home side GS Gatizo, followed by a clash with their local rivals, Butere Girls, on August 22, 2023. This partnership underscores KCB Bank’s dedication to fostering young talent, empowering aspiring athletes, and contributing to the growth of sports in Kenya.