Kenya Homeless Street Soccer Association is currently struggling to raise finances ahead of this year’s Homeless World Cup that is set to take place between 10-16 July in Glasgow,Scotland.
Terry Ouko a defender in the Homeless Street Soccer team says raising finances is proving to be difficult considering the fact that the team has no sponsors.
“Most cor-prates run to offer sponsorship support to the male counterparts.”
“We would appreciate if sponsors were to come on board and support women’s football.At the moment it’s even harder for us to survive in the football world considering our little earning.Of-course all of this is interfering with our focus in football.”
“West Africa value there women’s teams so much and are giving them enough exposure in terms of Organizing not only Leagues but also tough friendlies,and I also believe that all this is possible if we hard sponsors”
The annual tournament will bring together street football programmes from around the world with 64 teams, representing 52 countries expected to participate.
The return of a Kenyan squad to the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow could mean a new champion this year.
The last time Kenya competed, they won the title, after defeating the now triple-champions Mexico.