Absa Boost for local Pros ahead of Magical Kenya Open

Absa Boost for local Pros ahead of Magical Kenya Open

With a prize purse of $2 million, the 2022 MKO draws over 150 golfers from Kenya and around the world, including eight Kenyan professionals, six Kenyan amateurs, and two regional players.

Absa Bank Kenya has unveiled a sponsorship package for four Kenyan professional golfers during this year’s Magical Kenya Open which tees off at the Muthaiga Golf Club on Thursday 3 March.

Simon Ngige, David Wakhu, Mohit Mediratta and Daniel Nduva will receive a cash token of Ksh 200,000 each as part of a Ksh 3m package aimed at enabling them meet tournament costs relating from registration and caddie payments as well as costs related to playing gear and equipment.

In addition to the sponsorship, sponsored players have the opportunity to earn an additional KES 1,000,000 in bonuses based on their performance. Absa will pay a player KES 200,000 if they make the cut, an additional KES 100,000 if they make the cut while in the top 20, and a bonus of KES 700,000 if any player finishes in the top 10.

Commenting on the sponsorship package, Moses Muthui, the acting Marketing and Corporate Relations Director at Absa Bank said, “As a bank, whose purpose is bringing possibilities to life, we stand behind our local Pros who have done extremely well to make it to the final entry list. We fully understand what these players need to achieve their ambitions in the right way, which is why we want to take it a step further by motivating them to give their best performance yet and fly the Kenyan flag even higher.””

Speaking on behalf of the professional players, Mohit Medirrata said, “We are grateful to Absa Bank for this invaluable support and promise to make the country proud in this tournament.”

Daniel Nduva, making his first appearance at MKO as a pro said, “We are excited about the opportunities that this sponsorship opens for us, and we are ready to post the best results ever as Team Kenya.”

With a prize purse of $2 million, the 2022 MKO draws over 150 golfers from Kenya and around the world, including eight Kenyan professionals, six Kenyan amateurs, and two regional players.