Allocate More Money to Improve Sports, Ainabkoi MP Aspirant Urge Government

Ainabkoi MP aspirant Terry Maina has challenged the government to invest heavily in improving and supporting the sports sector in the country.

Maina who is also the Girl Guides Association chairperson says sports is where the future of many youth lie.

Speaking during the finals of the Ainabkoi FKF Sub-branch league, the MP aspirant expressed concerns that despite Uasin Gishu being home to many sports talents, sporting facilities are still very poor.

“The Ministry of Education should ensure we have facilities and trained officials that will help improve the standards of the game, not only football but also athletics,” Terry Maina said.

“Our fields are not to the standards required, we need to put more money for our youth who are the future of the country,” she added.

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With enough resources channeled to support sports and improve training grounds, the Girl Guides Association chairperson believes it will provide an opportunity to nurture more talents.

She also called for more tournaments to be organized regularly as it keeps the youth busy and ensures they are engaged in productive activities.

Peter Chesang, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Uasin Gishu brach chairman echoed Terry Maina’s sentiments on the need to have a policy that will develop talents locally.

“The best way to develop talents is by doing the basics like training coaches and referees who will then pass the skills to the youths at the grassroots,” Chesang said.

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He also challenged the Uasin Gishu County Assembly to come up with a Sports Bill that will outline how to develop and finance sporting activities at the county level.

The Ainabkoi FKF Sub-branch league attracted 10 teams and the finals were held at Kiluka Primary School grounds.

Kiluka FC was crowned the league winners after edging out Kabore FC in an entertaining final that was attended that hundreds of locals.

Winners went home with Ksh25,000 while the second-placed team was awarded Ksh20,00 cash price by Terry Maina who is also the league patron.

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