The government has given a pledge of kshs 50million to Harambee Stars players if they qualify for the Africa Cup of nations in 2019, Deputy President William Ruto has said. The Deputy President, at the same time, said the government would use sporting activities to unite the country.
Hosting the Harambee Stars players for a breakfast meeting at his Karen office, Nairobi, the Deputy President said the government has come up with an elaborate programme to promote football beginning from the grassroots to enable players develop their talents early.
The meeting which was attended by Sports CS Hassan Wario and President of FKF Nick Mwendwa, comes in the wake of the win by Harambee Stars last Sunday against Zanzibar in CECAFA senior challenge cup held at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos county.
The bar has clearly been set for the Harambee Stars. paul put and his men must face the uphill challenge to elevate Kenyan football come 2018. The Deputy President’s incentives will be sure to motivate the Stars in building on their recent success. With the future seemingly looking bright, Kenyans can expect to see more scenes like this sooner rather than later.