Kayole Starlets are making soap amid football break


Kayole Starlets are making soap amid football break

In Summary

  • With all sporting activities in the country paused and teams feeling the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs have been forced to be creative in order to stay afloat. For Kayole Starlets, making liquid soap is one of those ways
  • The Kenyan Women Premier League side is selling the soap, made from a combination of various chemicals, to its Kayole neighbourhood where the product is popular because it is multipurpose and is sold at a low cost.

With all sporting activities in the country paused and teams feeling the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs have been forced to be creative in order to stay afloat. For Kayole Starlets, making liquid soap is one of those ways

The Kenyan Women Premier League side is selling the soap, made from a combination of various chemicals, to its Kayole neighbourhood where the product is popular because it is multipurpose and is sold at a low cost.

“Since the league was cancelled in mid-March, my players were really suffering because they were depending on match allowances and that’s why we decided to venture into this.

“We pack the soap in five-litre cans and sell them at Sh300 each. We pay the players a commission so the more they sell the more they will earn and a small percentage also goes to the club accounts.

“The market has been appealing from the moment we started and it keeps gaining momentum. As a coach I am glad to see that the ladies can at least meet their daily basic needs,” coach Joshua Sakwa told Citizen Digital.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is on Monday expected to receive an Advisory Committee report that will outline plans and protocol for the resumption of sports in the country.

“We are waiting for the league and government directive and hopefully we can soon start playing again. I shared personal training tips with my players and I monitor them by requesting videos which they send via Whatsapp,” Sakwa said.

The coach has urged the sports stakeholders, well wishers and sponsors to come on board as a way of helping the club to continue featuring in the league.

“Since UNICEF withdrew their sponsorship, we have struggles for many years getting one and that’s why I am urging any well wishers, stakeholders and sponsors to come on board to help us.”

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