Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Nyamweya-Daima Milk and KPLC might plunge into football sponsorship

Sam Nyamweya

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi
Leading Dairy firm- Daima Milk and Kenya Power & Lighting Company
might soon plunge into football activities by sponsoring Harambee
    Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chairman Sam Nyamweya disclosed
that the two firms and others which he could not reveal had shown
interest in sponsoring football activities.
   “Apart from East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) and Coca Cola
Bottling Company, we might soon get more sponsorship from Daima Milk
Ltd and the Kenya Power & Lightning (KPLC) .The two companies are in
the process of coming on board and support our football”said Nyamweya.
     Speaking after unveiling Harambee Stars new coach Henri Michel at
the Nairobi's Hotel Intercontinental  on Tuesday night, Nyamweya said
success does not come without hard work and pleaded with Kenyans to
support the new tactician to achieve good results.
  He said it was every one’s wish to see Harambee Stars qualify for
the World cup slated for Brazil adding that if Michel achieves that
dream, it will be a bonus for him and the entire country.
  Nyamweya heaped praise on the French born coach adding that his
curriculum vitae speak’s volume which can’t be marched by anyone in
the region. He said his mandate will include revamping the Under 17,
20 & 23 National team’s.
   He paid tribute to former Harambee Stars tactician’s led b y
Marshal Mulwa,the late Reinhardt Fabisch, Jacob Mulee,Zedekiah Zico,
and Francis Kimanzi among others  for playing a great role in one way
or another  in shaping up the team.
  In attendance was Nairobi Mayor ,His worship George Aladwa,Sports
Commissioner Gordon Oluoch and Jonathan Soi who is the senior deputy
secretary in the Ministry of Youth & Sports among other sport
     Prime Minister Hon.Raila Odinga who was programmed to be the
Chief Guest send his apology through Nyamweya .He travelled to Mombasa
to monitor the current riots sparked by the recent shooting following
the shooting of  controversial Islamic cleric Aboud Rogo.
    Soi who represented Youth & Sports Minister Dr.Paul Otuoma said
the Government will support FKF initiative in their endeavour to
revamp football in the country.
  Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch lauded the French coach saying he
had impressive credentials that are geared to inject professionalism
in the ailing game.He said the Ministry and department of sports will
support the new coach adding that  they will not interfere  with  his
   Oluoch challenged the Federation to put adequate structures to
ensure a chain of talented crop of players  is identified.

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