Nyamweya assures of FKF’s full support to the Starlets

Nyamweya assures of FKF’s full support to the Starlets

Nyamweya assures of FKF’s full support to the Starlets

FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya on Monday visited and spent the afternoon with the U-20 Starlets assuring them of his Federation’s maximum support. Nyamweya was responding to news reports that pointed towards neglect of the U-20 national ladies soccer team.

During his visit at the Shauri Moyo YMCA camp in Nairobi, the FKF boss assured that all the problems affecting the team have been dealt with and there is no cause for alarm. He also announced that the team’s allowances will be doubled while they are out of the country.

The Kenyan team lost 2-1 to their Tunisian counterpart a fortnight ago in Nairobi in a world Cup qualifier match but have vowed to work hard and overturn the result when they visit Tunisia for the return leg this weekend.

Nyamweya further thanked the Government for stepping in to support the federation by accepting to purchase air tickets for the entire team and footing the player’s allowances for the next 10 days.
“As a federation, I want to assure Kenyans that we are fully behind these ladies who have done us proud. We value them as our own and would like to wish them all the best when they visit Tunisia this weekend. I assure that we will do our best to ensure that the girls get all they need as they move closer to the world Cup.They have come far and we know they are capable of making it to the next round.”

“We had a few issues that were making them uncomfortable but all that has now been settled and the players are happy, ready for Tunisia.” said Nyamweya.

Nyamweya further warned Politicians to keep off the team and avoid using the team as a political tool to give themselves mileage. He was accompanied by Nairobi NEC representative Robert Asembo and his Eastern Province counterpart Angeline Mwikali who all expressed their unwavering support for the Starlets.

Nyamweya further added that the Federation has spent over 20 million shillings on the team since last year in November when they hosted Lesotho, Zambia and Tunisia and anybody accusing the Federation of having neglected the team is unfair and unjustified.

“We have been fully behind these girls and we call on politicians to stop walking behind our backs to gain mileage. Let them follow the right procedures if they are genuine about supporting these girls.” Added Nyamweya.

The team’s head coach Florence Adhiambo thanked the chairman and the Federation for his support and assured that morale is back in camp after the Federation’s assurance.

“The girls just needed some motivation and encouragement .They are now more determined and motivated to make it happen. We thank the chairman for his motivation, the girls are now in  good shape and ready for the challenge in Tunisia.’ She said.

Her sentiments were echoed by the team’s captain Terry Ouko who said ‘ We are happy to spend time wit the chairman who has assured us of his full support.We call on Kenyans to keep us in prayer and rally behind us as we head out to face Tunisia.”

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