Four Kenyans, and their companions, to win free trip to Paris 2024 Olympic Games following Safaricom, NOC-K and Visa deal

Safaricom, through M-PESA, has announced its partnership deal with the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) to support Team Kenya in the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held from Friday, 26 July 2024, to Sunday, 11 August 2024, in France.

Safaricom has come on board as the official technology, and payments partner for the Kenyan Olympic team, committing Kshs 30 million in cash and in kind, including travel insurance for athlete’s, airtime and data bundles to support team Kenya. Safaricom will also offer financial literacy workshops and provide casual wear for athletes during their camps and workshop sessions.

(TOP: From left: Paul Tergat, President of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya – NOC-K; Zizwe Awuor, Director of Brand and Marketing at Safaricom; Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala; and Chad Pollock, the VP and GM, Visa East Africa, during the official Safaricom and Visa sponsorship partnership announcement to support Team Kenya at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The event was held at Hyatt Regency, Westland in Nairobi).

Safaricom’s sponsorship deal for Team Kenya 2024 Paris Olympics will grant the company various rights, including the right to name the residential camps and training centres, the right to run a competition to design a new mascot, and the right to provide financial literacy workshops during residential training camps.

” This sponsorship reflects our commitment to supporting our athletes by empowering athletes with technological and financial tools. Our athletes have worked hard to prepare for the Olympics, our support to them is to ensure that they are also well prepared beyond the stadium thanks to the financial literacy workshops,” Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom

Courtesy of a partnership with Visa, the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner of the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, 4 Kenyans plus a companion each will also win a trip to Paris to support Team Kenya and witness the magic of the Olympics firsthand.

The trip package for the winners and their companions includes flights, accommodation, food, drinks, and stadium tickets for various events, thereby providing them with the ultimate Olympic experience.

Any transaction worth Kshs 1,500 and above made via the M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual Visa Card through the M-PESA App automatically enters the draw for a chance to win a trip to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

We are also excited to offer four Kenyans the chance to experience the Olympics in Paris with a companion, fostering national pride and unity. We believe in the power of sports to inspire and unite people, and we are honored to support Team Kenya’s journey to success,” said Ndegwa.

“As the Worldwide Payment Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are thrilled about our partnership with Safaricom, a collaboration that brings together two innovative and customer-centric organizations. This is an exciting opportunity for M-PESA GlobalPay Virtual Visa Card customers and a testament to our commitment to making everyday transactions rewarding”, said Chad Pollock, the Visa East Africa VP and GM. 


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