Residents of Kisumu were treated to exiting livestreaming of World Cup quarter final showdown between Morocco and Portugal.
Leading beverage company Coca-Cola streamed the match in public, attracting hundreds of soccer fans.
Arina grounds in Kisumu was turned into a mini stadium as soccer fans reacted to the intriguing fixture, as they won various merchandise for correctly predicting the scores.
Despite the match being played at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, residents of Manyatta, Arina, Kondele and Polyview were treated to a mouth-watering show in huge screens, in what looked like a stadium experience.
Morocco, an African team carried the day, winning by one goal to nil, leaving the ground in loud cheers.
Fans need more
In attendance were Coca-Cola stakeholders, partners, and football fans who got the chance to watch the match live in front of the huge screens.
Kogola David and Donald Ochieng won 32 and 42-inch smart television respectively courtesy of the Coca-Cola company for their correct predictions.
The Morocco win winds the fun. I just discovered that so many of us were supporting Morocco. And I wish Coca-cola can do the same for the World Cup finals,Millicent
“This is thrilling! Just having this open air experience, watching with friends. It feels like we are in the stadiums in Qatar,” said Emmanuel Ouma.
“The Morocco win winds the fun. I just discovered that so many of us were supporting Morocco. And I wish Coca-cola can do the same for the World Cup finals,” said Millicent.
Coca-Cola is one of the world’s largest sports sponsors with partnerships ranging from top athletes to grassroots sports movements.
“The company is also the longest, continuous standing partner of one of the largest sports platforms in the world, the Olympic Games – proof of their commitment to using the power of their brands to encourage more people to become active through sports,” read a press statement shared by Coca-cola.
According to the company, a few regional Coca-Cola fan zones in Nairobi, Nyanza, Central, Coast, and Rift Valley, thousands of soccer fans from all around Kenya have been able to watch every heart-pounding pass and every game-winning goal of the World Cup.
“Through the Coca-Cola Fan Zones, football lovers from all around the nation are still able to watch the FIFA World Cup games together,” read the statement.