Chipper Cash, Africa’s fastest-growing money transfer platform, has partnered with Atotos Sports to provide professional training for Kenyan coaches who come from disadvantaged backgrounds within Nairobi. The training is set to take four weeks and kicks off on March 20, 2021 at the Gems Cambridge International School in Karen, with a live session for the coaches to learn how to make use of Atotos Sports’ digital training platform – Supa Coach app – before proceeding to online individualized training.
In 2020, Chipper Cash partnered with AS Roma as the official money transfer partner in Africa. The partnership signaled a strong commitment from the fintech company towards supporting grassroot football in Africa in the long term. The commitment kicked off with the production and distribution of more than 250 FIFA standard footballs to grassroot soccer teams across Africa. Recently, young footballers in Nigeria received financial literacy training and also young Kenyan ladies from the Kibera Angels Sports Academy obtained financial support to enhance their soccer passion.
“With the Covid pandemic, investment and growth of sports worldwide has been greatly affected. Chipper Cash’s partnership with the Atotos Sports provides a great solution for the local sports sector. Not only are we assisting coaches from disadvantaged backgrounds access world class training but also helping the many youth training under these coaches with proper soccer skills. One coach can reach between one hundred to five hundred children and we would like to benefit more than ten thousand youth in Kenya with this initiative,” says Leon Kiptum, Country Manager, Chipper Cash Kenya.
“As a Sports Agency, one of the challenges we face when trying to get our players to sign professional contracts in Europe is that the market is very competitive and our players lack basic soccer skills. It is for this reason, we introduced the Super Coach App, a European standard digital training platform. We are happy that our partnership with Chipper Cash, will see grassroot coaches obtain skills on how to develop players in all age categories, and change the lives of thousands of youths in the process,” Nick Kimanthi, CEO, Atotos Sports Management.
Currently Chipper serves over 3.5 million people across Africa, processing more than 100,000 transactions every day. With the addition of United Kingdom, the company now boasts of operations in eight countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ghana and South Africa. The commitment to football from the Chipper Cash extends to all these African countries.
Chipper Cash was founded in 2018 by Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled, with the aim to “chip away” at the problem of inaccessible financial services, a high population of under banked consumers, reliance on cash for daily commerce and the difficulty of cross-border transactions. Ham and Maijid met while attending university in the United States and saw that the convenient American financial services they enjoyed were simply not available in their home countries.
Today, Chipper Cash is connecting Africa one transaction at a time with an easy-to-use mobile app that makes money transfers fast, secure and free. Whether it’s sending money home to support your family, running a cross-border business or paying local expenses, Chipper Cash saves time, saves money, and opens up new opportunities for Africans everywhere. With plans for rapid expansion, the Chipper Cash mobile app is currently available to consumers and businesses in eight countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and now United Kingdom. Headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices across the globe, Chipper Cash delivers fair financial services that make the lives of millions of Africans better in a small way, every day.
Benefits of using Chipper Cash include: no transaction costs for local or cross-border transfers, ability to buy discounted airtime of 2% on most mobile networks across Africa, ability to transfer cash to someone who doesn’t have a Chipper Cash account, and ability to send and receive money from any network, among others.
Atotos Sports is a specialist sports agency working with players, clubs, associations and individual sports professionals across the UK, US, Europe, China, Africa and the Middle East. As a full-service agency, its goal is to support clients with integrity and professionalism so that they can put their focus and energy towards developing their career.
Locally, Atotos Sports (ASM) owns the rights for Supa Coach app which was developed in Stockholm, Sweden and is used by coaches on all levels, from beginners to professionals.