Nairobi Woman Representative Hon Esther Passaris has on Tuesday February 26, 2019, issued KES 4 Million worth of sponsorship to clubs participating in FKF Nairobi County Branch Leagues through funding from the National Government Affirmative Action fund.
The sponsorship was in the form of participation fees worth KES 1.6 Million as well as Sports Equipment for selected clubs worth KES 3 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 Hon. Passaris.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa, meanwhile, noted that the funding 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.