National Super League (NSL) sides Kangemi Allstars and Migori Youth have come out to ask well wishers for financial support after both teams failed to play several matches handing walkovers to their opponents.
The teams were meant to travel to Mombasa on Wednesday to play Modern Coast Rangers and Coast Stima but failed to make it giving the coast sides walkovers.
“We don’t have a financier since the chairman pulled out,” Kangemi Allstars secretary general John Mugo told reporters. “We are struggling a lot and have to rely on fans of good will, the local leaders led by the area Member of Parliament Tim Wanyonyi, who has been of help.”
“A home match requires an approximate budget of Sh25,000 and at least Sh60,000 for an away fixture. We had hopes with betting firms but nothing has come out of the proposals we presented. We are a community club, hence welcome anyone who can come through,” Mugo added.
Migori Youth on the other hand have asked the County Government of Migori to help salvage their sinking financial ship. Migori Youth who sit bottom of the table in the 20-team league, two spots below 17th placed Kangemi Allstars, were scheduled to play Coast Stima but could not make it to Mombasa giving away a walkover.
Migori Youth club chairman Aziz Osman has revealed that the team has a huge potential with a couple of players fresh from high school and a few others elevated from the Migori Youth Talent Academy.
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“Such players need motivation to post good results which has not been the case. We are nurturing the future of the nation and as a county, if we can support them then we shall expose them to higher levels where they can gain more experience,” Osman said while thanking Uriri MP who had bailed them out previously.
Kangemi Allstars and Migori Youth have only managed four and three points respectively in eight played matches.