- The teams have not been participating in the federation league as they could not raise fees for affiliation, referees and transport.
- Aberdare region FKF Secretary-General James Kamau said Murang’a has been stagnating for lack of financial support and exposure.
- Mr Irungu Nyakera said they decided to equip the youth so that they may later earn from playing football.
Sixteen football teams from Murang’a County will participate in Football Kenya Federation (FKF) league after years of being locked for lack of funds.
This was after the Irungu Nyakera Foundation came to the teams’ rescue and sponsored them to participate in the FKF league which is slated to start in January 2019.
According to Mr James Kamau, the Aberdare region FKF secretary-general, the teams have not been participating in the federation league as they could not raise fees for affiliation, referees and transport.
He said football in Murang’a County has been stagnating due to lack of financial support and exposure.
Speaking at Golden Palm Hotel in Kenol town during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the foundation, Mr Kamau said the move to sponsor the teams is a major boost.
He said they will select the best team that could even play with the national teams in future.