Kiongera lauds Magharibi Michezo Awards

Kiongera lauds Magharibi Michezo Awards

Kiongera lauds Magharibi Michezo Awards

Mungai Kiongera

Gor Mahia forward Mungai Kiongera has lauded the Magharibi Michezo Awards Initiative saying this will serve to motivate more grassroots talent in the Western Region. Kiongera says there is need for more initiatives of the kind that will boost the morale of the players since most sportsmen and women cannot all be recognized and feted by the few reward schemes that exist despite Kenya being a rich sporting nation.

Kiongera grew up and lives in Webuye, Bungoma County and he says growing up in Webuye town played a key role in his love for soccer, “I grew up in the industrial town of Webuye, studied at Webuye AC primary school before joining Friends School Kamusinga for my high school. He says.

“When I was young, I interacted a lot with the then Nzoia Sugar FC players like the late Ken Simiyu and the former top scorer Wanyonyi Wepukhulu who were my neighbors. They inspired me to like soccer. I used to attend all Premier League matches of Panpaper FC those days and my love for soccer date way back.”

Kiongera says Western region is no doubt the cradle of Kenya’s sports especially due to the high competition in all disciplines at school level; be it volleyball, handball, soccer, basketball rugby, 

“Competing in Western is never an easy task especially in high school competition. There is a rich pool of talent in the region and it is important that some of these mentors are recognized for the great job they do in developing talents. I hereby join in supporting Magharibi Michezo Awards as this will seal the gap that has existed for a long time.” He concluded.

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