A Nairobi-based Chelsea fan and businessman Mutuku Muoka has become the first person to win the SportPesa Midweek Jackpot since the company resumed business three months ago.

He was presented with his KSh12,444, 454 at the weekend after correctly predicting the outcome of 13 select matches in the midweek jackpot pool.

The 45-year-old car spare parts dealer from Embakasi in Nairobi has been a loyal customer with Kenya’s leading gaming platform and his fortune finally turned around, to get his year off to a perfect start.

“When I got the call in the middle of the night from the SportPesa Customer Care, I could not believe what I was hearing.

“It was impossible to sleep after that,” Mutuku stated.

Mutuku is a staunch football fan and locally he supports 18-time Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC but admits that he possesses a love for Tusker FC.

He also follows Kariobangi Sharks FC and is hopeful that local football can slowly become as passionately followed as the likes of the English Premier League.

Internationally, he is a fan of Chelsea FC.

Mutuku first started playing in 2016 but became more hopeful and optimistic after witnessing.

Punters who came close to hitting the jackpot were paid as follows:

12 correct predictions – KSH 456,694

11 correct predictions – KSH 76,724

10 correct predictions – KSH 13,448

Samuel Abisai won SportPesa’s Mega Jackpot worth a whopping KSh221 million in May 2017.