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Kenya Cup prize money introduced
By Eric Njiru | Tue 16 Oct, 2018 14:12

The Kenya Rugby Union(KRU) has introduced Kenya Cup prize money beginning with 2018/19 season where the winner will pocket Ksh1,000,000. 

This comes after KRU entered into a 5-year partnership worth Ksh35,000,000 per year with Radio Africa Group to see Bamba Sport become their new media partner. 

A statement from KRU on Tuesday said the winner will pocket Ksh1m with runners-up taking home Ksh600,000.

There will also be cash prizes for the rest of top 10 teams.Only the relegated teams(11th and 12th) that will not get any cash in the new prize money scheme. 

Eric Shirley Shield

"The 2018-2019 season will see the Champions receive a prize money of 1 Million Kenya Shillings. The Runners up will walk away with 600,000/- . The third placed team will earn themselves 400,000/- while whoever finishes fourth gets 300,000/- deposited into their bank account," said KRU.

"The playoff losers, 5th an 6th placed teams, will receive 200,000/- each. Between the 7th and 10th placed teams, a total of 450,000/- shall be divided among the four clubs. 7th gets 150,000; 8th gets 125,000; 9th placed team will get 100,000/- as the 10th placed team will bank 75,000/-."

"In the Eric Shirley Shield, the finalists will get 60,000 while the runners up get 40,000/-."

Bamba Sport will broadcast LIVE two Kenya Cup matches per weekend meaning the league will revert to double-headers. Quins, Impala, KCB and Nakuru are the venues that picked to host LIVE matches.

KCB, Kabras Sugar, Homeboyz, Impala, Quins, Nondies, Strathmore, Mean Machine, Menengai Oilers, Blak Blad, Top Fry Nakuru and Mwamba will take part in the 2018/19 Kenya Cup. 

The season kicks off on 17 November 2018 and will conclude with the final game on 11 May 2019. Home and away format will be deployed within the pool and this will be coupled with crossover games where a team from one pool plays those on the opposite end. 

There will be 16 match days and by 4 April 2019 all preliminaries will be complete. Top six playoffs will be played on 27 April, while the semis and the final are on 4 and 11 May, respectively.

Kenya Cup 2018/19 prize money breakdown
Winner- Ksh1,000,000
Runners-up Ksh600,000
3rd Place- Ksh400,000
4th - Ksh300,000

Playoff losers(5,6)- Ksh200,00

7th- Ksh150,000
8th- Ksh125,000
9th- Ksh100,000
10th- Ksh75,000

Eric Njiru
Email: ericnjiru41@gmail.com +254726205521
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