Football Kenya Federation with conjunction with the Ministry of Sports is set to aid Kenyan players during the tough Covid19 times.
In a letter addressed to clubs by the Federation CEO Mr Barry Opiyo on Monday, clubs in the top three divisions in the country are expected to forward a list of 30 names (25 players and five officials) to the federation to help facilitate the help.
Part of the Letter in Futaa’s possession noted: “FKF has held several meetings with the Ministry of Sports to discuss how best we can support players, clubs and leagues during these exceptional times.
“In view of the aforementioned, the Ministry of Sports has requested that we urgently furnish them with a list of 30 members: 25 (Twenty-Five) players and 5 (five) Officials of the clubs participating in the National Leagues i.e Kenyan Premier League, Women Premier League, National Super League, FKF Division One Leagues for both Men and Women. “
There had been a huge uproar from the country’s sportsmen when the government sliced a good chunk of the Sports fund to fund artists when they were not given anything.
FKF CEO Mr. Barry Opiyo has asked football teams from the nation's top three tiers to give a list of 30 people (25 players and 5 officials). This after the federation's constant talks with the government on how to help footballers in these #COVID19 times. #Pepeta pic.twitter.com/LdjQxvy5CI— Pepeta (@pepeta_ke) April 21, 2020