Mwendwa appeals for financial support ahead of national team duties


Mwendwa appeals for financial support ahead of national team duties
(FILE) Sports cabinet secritary Hassan Wario (L), Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa and Deputy President William Ruto celebrate Harambee stars victory during their Cecafa Senior challenge cup final match at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on December 17, 2017. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha/Citizen

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  • Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has called on Government to offer more financial backing ahead of the upcoming assignments involving the Harambee Stars, Harambee Starlets as well as the Emerging Stars.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has called on Government to offer more financial backing ahead of the upcoming assignments involving the Harambee Stars, Harambee Starlets as well as the Emerging Stars.

The federation chief at the same time confirmed that the Starlets high profile international friendly against Ghana set for Wednesday at the MISC Kasarani, will take place before the team jets out for the Africa Women Cup of Nations.

“We will have three teams in camp (Harambee Starlets, Harambee Stars, and the Emerging Stars) at around the same time, which comes along with a Ksh 83 Million financial obligation,” said the FKF President.

“My appeal to Government is to help us honor our liabilities to enable the teams to honor these assignments,” added Mwendwa.

He further called on government to see to it that the Sports Fund, established under the Sports Act to raise funding for the development of Sports, is fully operationalized as a long-term funding strategy for the national teams.

“The Sports fund has not fully been operationalized, yet it could be a long-term funding strategy for our National Teams. I understand that Parliament has given the fund the go ahead, and I am appealing to Treasury as well as the Ministry of Sports to fully operationalize it,” he concluded.

Apart from the Starlets, the Emerging Stars are currently holding open training sessions before they hit camp on Sunday ahead of their upcoming Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius, set to be played on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The senior national team, Harambee Stars, will also report to camp on Monday alongside the Emerging Stars ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone on November 18.

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