Sofapaka have been promised Ksh1 million should they win the 2018 FKF Shield final against back-to-back finalists Kariobangi Sharks this Saturday, October 20.
The two sides will parade their best XI at the Kasarani Stadium with the winner of that match not only getting the monies and prestige that comes with it but also a ticket to represent Kenya in the lucrative Caf Confederation Cup.
And ahead of the final, Sofapaka, gunning for their first Shield title since winning this trophy in 2014, have been offered the massive boost by their sponsors Betika
Stanley Mwangi, the Head of Commercial at Betika confirmed the news to Fourfourtwomedia saying: “As official sponsors, Betika has offered a Sh1 million prize to Sofapaka, should they win on the day and lift the game. We want to show them we believe in their ability to win the trophy and to entertain Kenyans with top level football.”
He added: “We are keen on nurturing talents and encouraging Sofapaka players to believe on themselves under our ‘bet on yourself’ slogan and we believe that this partnership will enable them to fully exploit their abilities on the pitch during the match and many matches to come.”
The John Baraza side have won the Shield title thrice, the Kenyan Super Cup twice and the Kenyan Premier League once.
The Shield Cup final game will kick off at 4.15pm.