The tradition of football anthems varies from country to country and team to team, but they are generally used either to encourage the home team or intimidate the opposition.
In order to create a fan base and involve fans in the affairs of the team Nairobi City Stars has unveiled a competition for fans to create an anthem for the Club.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio Sports Rachel Njeri an official of the Club said that the National Super League side is trying to create a fan base that seeks to make fans feel as being part of the team.
“We saw a need that Nairobi City Stars needs to unite their fans and increase our fan base and the best way to do that we thought was to involve them in coming up with an anthem,” she said.
Founded in 2001 as Kawangware United the team was renamed World Hope Football Club in 2003 a charitable organization.
In October 2008, the club was bought by Ambassadors in Sports (AIS Kenya), who renamed the club to Nairobi City Stars FC after the 2008 season.
After a short while under the new owners, the team reverted to Peter Jabuya who would struggle with the team till March 2019 when the club was fully acquired by Jonathan Jackson Foundation, a community focused setup named after its founder Jonathan Jackson who is a real estate mogul in Kenya and in Europe.[
Currently the team has not lost a match in the league and is on top of the log with 40 points after 16 matches.
The winner of the anthem competition will be awarded Ksh 50,000.
To enter into the competition one can send a one minute video of their song via the social media.
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