Africa’s money transfer platform Chipper Cash has partnered with Atotos Sports to provide professional training for Kenyan Coaches from disadvantaged backgrounds within Nairobi.
The training is set to take four weeks and kicks off on the 20th of March, 2021 at the Gems Cambridge International School in Karen. The coaches will be taken through a live session 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. This 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 two hundred and fifty 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” Said 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 the 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.