Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nairobi County Branch League received a major boost after the Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris handed over a KSh4 million worth of sponsorship to clubs participating in through funding from the National Government Affirmative Action fund.
The sponsorship was in the form of participation fees worth KSh.1.6 million as well as Sports Equipment for selected clubs worth KSh3 Million.
“It came to my attention that a number of clubs could not raise their participation fees, and were in arrears. Through this fund, we are able to help these clubs at the grassroots offset that cost,” said Passaris.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa hailed the sponsorship saying was a shot in the arm, while emphasizing the need of bridging the gap between politics and sports.
“This sponsorship will go a long way in offsetting the club’s cost of participation. Now the boys can play football without any worries. We hope that more people from the political leadership can come forward and support football at the grassroots,” he said.
Pasaris noted with pride that women football has taken off despite few teething problems that will be solved by the sponsorship money. The event was held at the FKF Fifa Goal project offices.
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