Mandago Wants Husbands Out of Female Athletes’ Management


Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has hinted that his administration might be forced to introduce legislation that will lock husbands from holding key managerial positions for female athletes who are their wives.

The governor says the management of athletes should be left exclusively to professionals.

Speaking during an award ceremony for winners of the 3rd edition of the Eldoret City Marathon, Mandago noted that husbands should stay away from coaching roles for their athlete spouses.

“We’re going to legislate on the management of sports to avoid scenarios of husbands and close relatives coaching their wives. Husbands, unless trained must stay at home. We don’t see the wives of these athletes coming around saying they are the coaches of their male athletes,” the governor noted.

Mandago awarding one of the Eldoret City Marathon winners.

Instances of a husband appearing as a coach for their female partners is common among many athletes across the country.

But in relation to a recent incident where fast-rising athlete Agnes Tirop was allegedly killed by his estranged husband, Mandago says it was time coaching roles were only handled by trained coaches.

The county boss also challenged the Athletics Kenya (AK) and veteran athletes to enhance training and mentorship programs for the upcoming runners.

“Those young people we must take care of them. We must go for them and give them advice. For the young athletes, learn from your colleagues who have succeeded through the years, not necessarily in athletics but other areas like business and how they have invested their earnings,” Mandago advised.


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