CS Amina tells federations step up in Sports Management


CS Amina tells federations step up in Sports Management

In Summary

  • Federations in the country have been urged to fully comply with the Sports Act or face stern consequences.
  • Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed faulted federations over the poor manners in which they carry out their mandate, ridden with chaotic tendencies and constant wrangles among the top brass.

Federations in the country have been urged to fully comply with the Sports Act or face stern consequences.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed faulted federations over the poor manners in which they carry out their mandate, ridden with chaotic tendencies and constant wrangles among the top brass.

Speaking to federation officials at Kasarani Stadium, the CS cited gaps identified in a recent study on Sports Industry Stakeholders.

“We have to maintain the good image we have internationally by being able to manage our affairs locally,” said Amina.

“The sports sector has Many challenges that are blinding us from realizing the real potential in sports,” the CS added.

The ‘Michezo Report’ released by Trends and Insights For Africa research firm (TIFA), criticized federations for laxity in their managerial roles in the sports sector.

The qualitative study, which sought to understand Kenya’s sporting environment and key areas of improvement, raised serious concerns about sports management in the country.

Poor systems and structures, non-compliance with the sports act, lack of transparency and accountability are some of the main issues facing federations.

The report recommended capacity building of federations, trainings on governance and financial management, exchange programmes and coaching clinics and assistance in fundraising efforts as steps that will better the functions of the sports institutions.

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