Wanga urges Kenyan players to prepare for life after football


Kakamega Homeboyz FC striker Allan Wanga celebrates with teammate Moses Mudavadi after scoring against his ...
Kakamega Homeboyz FC striker Allan Wanga celebrates with teammate Moses Mudavadi after scoring against his former club Tusker FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Ruaraka Ground in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. Tusker FC won 2-0. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kakamega Homeboyz captain Allan Wanga has urged Kenyan footballers to learn about business and investing so they are better prepared for life after football
  • The former Harambee Stars striker warned that while professional football can be a rewarding career, it also has a short lifespan and players must be ready to keep earning a living even after hanging their boots

Kakamega Homeboyz captain Allan Wanga has urged Kenyan footballers to learn about business and investing so they are better prepared for life after football.

The former Harambee Stars striker warned that while professional football can be a rewarding career, it also has a short lifespan and players must be ready to keep earning a living even after hanging their boots.

There have been rampant cases of many Kenyan footballers finding themselves broke within years of retirement and Wanga believes these can be reduced with proper mentorship and education.

“Apart from playing football they should look for something else to do. And if they cleared their A-level course then they should go ahead and pursue at least a certificate, diploma or even a degree course,” Wanga told Citizen Digital.

Wanga is himself serving as the Kakamega County Sports Officer while still playing for Homeboyz.

Last month, multiple world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri also called upon her fellow sportsmen and women to invest during their active days in order to safeguard their futures.

Since March, all sports in the country has remained shut after the Government banned all forms of public gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ministry of Sports is expected to receive an advisory committee report which which will offer a route-map for the resumption of sports.

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