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World Cup winner elected unopposed in FKF elections

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home lessJackline Akoth has been elected unopposed as Nairobi East Football Kenya Federation women representative in an election conducted at the Stima Club Nairobi yesterday.

Akoth who was the 2011 Captain of the Kenyan team which won the Homeless World Cup in France was elevated for the win saying having won the World Cup in Paris no one recognized their effort adding that she would take this opportunity to champion the girl’s game.

‘’Myself and my teammates were a little bit frustrated because no special attention was given to us despite the tremendous milestone we made’’.

The young lady who know wears two caps-a ladies national team coach and Nairobi East FKF women has urged the government to offer a hand in ladies football endeavor to boost the sport.

According to her this will go a long way in empowering the young ladies in Kenya despite it being an employment opportunity. Moreover Akoth sees this as an opportunity to curb cases of early pregnancies, reduce social violence and improve the young girl’s lives.

changeAkoth has vowed to work around the clock to improve the women football in Kenya starting from her area of jurisdiction Nairobi extending further forward to the national level.

She shows optimism that bright days are coming for women football welfare and urged ladies to work hard as they cooperate with their leaders for a better stake. Okoti will lead the ladies team later this year in women’s world cup held yearly in

Akoth has passed through many challenges in her football career that she says demands a strong personality and dedication to achieve. ‘’I have passed through thick and thin in my career, lack of financial support being the supreme challenge, others include lack of mentors and lack of recognition by government and football bodies in Kenya as it is to other sports that involve men’’.

Akoth further explained that she offered herself for the post of the Nairobi East FKF women rep. with an intention of deliberating on women football situation in Kenya especially in the current era where sports involving men are given more attention.

‘’My ambitions are to help mentor young ladies in Kenya from the grass root level and become champions of tomorrow’’

 

 

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