Tech solution firm Vaspro has today shown appreciation to tennis sensation Angela Okutoyi after she made history by becoming the first Kenyan woman to reach a Wimbledon final.
The event which was held at the Vaspro offices in Nairobi saw the tech company acknowledge the tennis star’s efforts in putting Kenya in the world tennis scene thus offering her financial assistance that will help shape her tennis career.
“We as a company are proud to associate ourselves with Angela who has proved beyond all means that Kenya can conquer the world in the field of tennis, her character, resilience, endurance and performance is aligned with our core values as a company,” said VasPro business development manager Evans Mwika.
Apart from reaching the Wimbledon finals, the eighteen-year-old, also, became the first Kenyan to win an Australian open junior’s match proceeding to the third round in a grand slam.
Orphaned at birth, the tennis player had to overcome challenges in order to put her mark on the court.
She was introduced to the game at an orphanage in Limuru where she grew up before later moving in with her grandmother. Her grandmother had to work four jobs to keep her on the Nairobi club pitch where she perfected her tennis skills.
While the focus is now on Angela, her twin sister Asumwa is also a rising tennis star who has won several titles in tennis tournaments around the country.
“I thank VasPro for this token of appreciation that they have given me today, It has come as a surprise to me as I had not seen it coming my way, the financial support will see me through my young tennis career as I aim for the stars and I promise you all today there is more to come,” said an elated Angela during the Appreciation ceremony.