Billy Odhiambo and Willy Ambaka put out tweets on Sunday morning, just hours before the team’s departure for the Dubai 7s
After three months of going without pay, a section of senior players from Kenya 7s have gone online to beg wellwishers for monetary support.
Billy Odhiambo and Willy Ambaka put out tweets on Sunday morning, just hours before the team’s departure for the Dubai 7s pointing out the difficulties in making ends meet.
Ambaka wrote, “Greetings to the Kenya Sevens family! As some of you may have heard, we are now going on our third month without pay."
Our lives have been greatly strained, even in our persistent effort to give you the desired outcomes on the pitch.”
“Our desperate situation has now forced us to turn to you, our global community, to help us in raising funds. We need your assistance,” he concluded.
They called on wellwishers to forward their contributions to M-Pesa Paybill number 891300, account number 60365.
Nairobi Senator Eugene Sifuna has pledged Ksh 100,000 and said that he had already raised the issue in the Senate.
He tweeted on Sunday morning, "I will start you off with 100k. We are proud of the work you are doing despite the difficulties. I have also raised this matter in Senate and last week the matter was taken up by the relevant committee. Help is on the way, hang in there. Ababu Namwamba hizi ni gani?,"
This move by the Sevens players comes just days after the fifteens national team, Simbas, boycotted training during the recent Final Qualification Tournament in Dubai.