Olunga challenges government to renovate more stadia
Olunga challenges GOK to build more stadiums
Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga has urged the government to make more stadia to the quality of the Kasarani Stadium as it will create more opportunities for local based players to showcase their talent and also give the national team a variety of match day venues.
Olunga was left full of praise of the Kasarani Stadium surface which was at international standards for last weekend’s 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana’s Black Stars, a match that Stars won 1-0.
“The pitch was in perfect condition and I would like to challenge the government to make more facilities like this. It will be great to have Nyayo, Kasarani, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu and even Eldoret get to these standards. It will improve the quality of football in the country,” the striker who turns out for Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol said.
He added; “For the national team, we will not only rely on playing in Nairobi. We can play in other counties and also get to connect with fans from other parts of the country and grow our support.”
The striker has also asked the government to help market the leagues better as it will help create more opportunities for players to play in bigger leagues, noting that the potential is huge.
He also praised the local based players who were handed opportunities against Ghanam saying they stood to the plate and showed their worth.
“They played very well when you are coming to play a game of this magnitude like Ghana and with such a huge crowd behind you, most players fall for that kind of pressure and fail to perform but yesterday, the players took the opportunity and gave their all,” Olunga said.