Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to reward the footballers with Sh5million
The team qualified for the second round of the tournament after finishing second in group F
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to reward the Kenya Amputee national football team with Sh2million if it wins the ongoing Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico.
The Governor has also promised to give the team a cash reward of Sh1 million if they finish as runners up in the tournament, Sh500,000 if they finish as third runners up and Sh250,000 if they qualify for the quarter finals.
“Bravo to the Kenya amputee national football team for beating USA 2-1 in the ongoing amputee World Cup in Mexico. I continue praying for you and wish you all the best in your remaining matches as I send you some pocket money through the Western Union,” said Sonko on his official Facebook page.
National Amputee Football Team Captain Dismas Otieno. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]
Kenyan amputee team popularly known as “Amputee Stars” faces defending champions Russia today night in a crucial game that will determine Kenya’s fate at the tournament.
The team qualified for the second round of the tournament after finishing second in group F after defeating African Champions Liberia 3-0, and later USA 2-1.
The team however started the tournament on a low note after losing 4-1 to Turkey.
Governor Sonko came to the aid of the financially troubled Amputee team after he facilitated their allowances to participate in the event in Mexico and kitted the team.
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