Never have the words You’ll Never Walk Alone sounded so good as it did on Saturday evening when Leading global payments Technology Company and UEFA Champions League sponsor, Mastercard, hosted partners, sports legends and other personalities at an exclusive viewing of the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hot Spur FC. The Reds beat Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid thanks to an early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late Divock Origi strike.
Over 200 Mastercard partners were present at the Trademark hotel in Gigiri to watch the two finalists battle for the championship in the final match of the season, in what many dubbed as an all Kenyan Finals Affairs and it truly lived up to its name, with Belgian striker with Kenyan roots, Divock Origi scoring the goal that brought the cup that sealed the night.
Also present to enjoy the live football action was football legend from Nigeria Daniel Amokachi, Kenya’s first female professional footballer Doreen Nabwire and renowned sports presenter Chiko Lawi who moderated the pre and post-match analysis. Commenting on the game, Football legend Daniel Amokachi, said it was “This is was an unprecedented final match but nonetheless a magical game.. I believe that each team presented its best and Liverpool had the play this evening”.
Adam Jones, Mastercard East Africa Area Business Head said: “Football ignites great passion in Kenyans and we are delighted to share this special moment with fans and Mastercard’s key partners. As an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, we are very proud to be a part of connecting football fans to their passion.”
For over 20 years Mastercard has been a supporter of UEFA Champions league and has been giving priceless experiences to football fans globally.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said winning the Champions League is the “best night of our professional lives”. “Did you ever see a team like this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? I am so happy for the boys, all these people and my family. They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody,” he said.
“It was an intense season with the most beautiful finish I ever could have imagined.”