NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Betting firm Betway will facilitate a medical training camp for football teams at the Dandora stadium in conjunction with St. John’s Ambulance on Thursday and Friday.
The betting firm says the move is aimed at equipping teams with basic medical equipment and training to provide adequate care for on-field injuries, especially now that the stadium has been renovated by the County government and is set to attract more teams and activities.
Due to financial constraints and other factors outside of their control, some teams lack basic healthcare knowledge and often do not have access to suitable medical training or medical facilities.
These concerns caught the attention of Betway who, in keeping with their commitment to football, set up the medical training camp to better prepare the sides for medical emergencies.
Founded in the late 1960s, Hakati Sportiff – a community based club in Makadara, Nairobi – is one beneficiary of this initiative after one of their players, Vincent Ochieng Ogono, lost his life in October 2017 due to a lack of proper on-field medical attention.
In addition to the medical training camp, Betway will also donate training equipment such as balls and bibs for Hakati Sportiff FC and the 16 other teams that use Dandora stadium as their home ground.
“We have seen a gap in our sports scene that has greatly affected our teams here in Kenya and we decided to come in and help out where we can. We are glad that St. John Ambulance was willing to come on board and assist. We hope to affect more teams around the country with this initiative,” said Betway Country Manager, Leon Kiptum.