Football players have been challenged to invest when they reach prime ages to enable them get something to lean on when they hang their boots.
Football Kenya Federation National Executive Committee (NEC) Member Western Bishop Tony Kweya said players can invest in businesses, education, or other fields, noting that this will open new avenues for them when they retire from active football.
Addressing the press in Nambale after attending the burial of Dorcas Medina Onyango, the wife to former AFC Leopards team manager Bernard Onyango, Bishop Kweya who delivered FKF President Nick Mwenda’s condolence message, also challenged retired players to take up match commissioner, coaching, or instructors duties to make ends meet instead of just sitting idle.
” Busia is the bedrock of football in Kenya, thus the need to put structures right to catapult Kenya, East Africa and Africa to greater heights, ” he said.
The NEC member thanked the new FKF Busia Branch officials led by chairman Hillary Musundi for winning the elections, expressing confidence that the new officials including veteran journalist Reuben Olita as Secretary, Bernard Onyango (Treasurer) and Michael Ikolak (Vice-Chairman) will deliver on their mandates.
” Football in Busia had a problem forcing the federation not to exclude the border county from hosting the under-13 and u-15 tournament.
With now the new team in place under team blue umbrella, the branch will host two tournaments that will give youths a platform of nurturing their talents, ” he said.
He advised the new office bearers to strive and work with election losers to revamp football in the county.
Bernard Onyango eulogized his wife of 27 years as dedicated, loving, patient, forgiving, and peaceful who was born in a Muslim background but took a painful decision to convert into Christianity because of her affection to him; “she has left behind a burden of fending five children, the last born aged six years.
FKF officials, coaches, referees, players, and club officials turned up in large numbers to bid farewell to their colleague’s wife. Among them included NEC member aspirant Margaret Omondi, Harambee under-17 team manager Nick Yakhama, FKF Western spokesman Moses Mabwa, and FIFA Instructor Maxim Itur.