Kenya Year Book Editorial Board (KYEB) has launched a book titled “KICK OFF” that records the history of Kenya football greats and documents for the young generation.
The book, first of its kind in the country, will also be able to educate budding footballers on enhancing their skills to restore Kenya’s football glory.
Containing norms, the book reflects on the country’s football journey in the country and provides personal stories of the great sportsmen.
Information Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the government will ensure technology bridges the gap of trust, ensure efficient and effective service delivery to citizens and equitable distribution of resources.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Director of Administration Henry Mung’asia during the launch of “KICK OFF’ in Nairobi, the CS said that innovation and operation is mainly driven by the youth and sporting excellence is the domain of the youth.
“We urge the young footballers to keep up the spirit of competitiveness and gain more knowledge in order to eradicate the problems in their day to day sport activities,” said Mucheru
He added that technology can be used to make critical decision that affects the outcome of football matches and helps in better decision making and enhancing accuracy and building trust.
KYEB Chief Executive Officer Edward Mwasi stated that the book presents the past present and the future of Kenyan football. “This book is expected to provide a healthy conversation around football and offer insights on how to restore this great game for the betterment of the nation,” added Mwasi.
KICKOFF!, he explained presents the past, present, and the future of Kenyan football and is expected to revive a healthy conversation around football and offer insights on how to restore the great game for the betterment of the nation.
“Through increased appreciation of Kenyan football and talent, I believe that jobs will be increased across the football value chain and bear a positive knock-on effect on the country’s economy”, Mwasi said.
KYEB chairman Samuel Tangus said the board has several publications in the pipeline that it will be launching before the end of the year,
“Some are addressing the Big 4 Agenda and some from the Kenya Yearbook Editorial series, such as the Achievers, Agricultural and Indigenous series”, he said.
The board urged the government to provide supportive infrastructure in terms of construction of stadiums across the counties to restore Kenya’s football glory.
The book looks back into Kenya’s football journey through celebrated sports journalist Roy Gachuhi’s eye.
Gracing the occasion were former football icons Ochola Tobias, coach Marshall Mulwa, Daniel Okello, Alex Chesnokov, Austin Oduor and Bobby Ogolla.