AFC Leopards: Uhuru hands over bus to Ingwe

President Uhuru Kenyatta drives the AFC Leopards Football Club bus [Photo courtesy]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended AFC Leopards’ technical bench for properly managing the team and urged them to continue working hard to raise the standards of Kenyan football.

President Uhuru spoke on Saturday at State House, Nairobi, when he handed over a bus donated by Dr. Nelson Sechere, an international fundraising expert, to AFC Leopards Football Club.

“Managing a team that is of national importance is not an easy job. When they lose you get the blame but when they win they take the credit. And all the community will be waiting to see, when they lose they will say the team was okay, but the technical bench is the problem,” the President said.

The President said the Government is looking into the possibility of establishing stadiums for local teams to enable them raise funds for themselves in addition to utilising the facilities as training venues.

 “You have talked about a stadia we will sit and talk. I agree it is good just like other teams across the world have home stadia, I think it is about time we started having home stadia for our own teams as well,” President Uhuru told AFC Leopards.

The AFC Leopards team was led to State House by its patron, who is also the Westlands Member of Parliament Timothy Wanyonyi and its chairman Dan Shikanda.

Westlands MP commended the President for supporting Kenyan sportsmen as they develop and transform their talents into sources of livelihood.

The MP thanked the President for stepping in to address the challenge of service delivery in Nairobi County saying city leaders support the takeover of some roles from the devolved unit by the national government.

 Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and her Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa thanked the President for his continued support to Kenyan sportsmen saying his direct involvement is an encouragement to all Kenyans.

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