Genesis Sports Limited seeking to support grassroot soccer in Kiambu
Kiambu based Genesis Sports Limited has expressed its willingness to invest in the local football activities in a bid to boost the growth of the game in the country in line with Football Kenya Federation's policy of developing the sport in the whole country.
According to the organisation's head of operation Bilhah Wangui,the county has demonstrated utmost commitment in producing talents which can contribute heavily to the good performance of the national team Harambee Stars.
"Football has really lagged behind in our county despite availability of massive talent lying untapped and as a result we want to work with relevant stakeholders in unearthing the potential within the region through supporting age grade football which forms the basis of success of any sporting discipline.We will leave no stone untouched in our quest to boost the overall growth of the game in Kiambu" he said.
Speaking on Saturday after catching a Kenya Premier League action between record top flight champions Gor Mahia against Nairobi City Stars at the Kasarani stadium, Wangui urged local leaders to partner with them in enhancing football in the region.
"We would wish to sponsor a grassroots soccer tournament in a league of about ten serious teams in one electoral ward at any part of the county. The area MPs or MCAs should come on board for partnerships of this noble initiative as we will do this in compliance with laid down regulations stipulated by the country's football governing body, FKF." added Wangui
While assuming the county leadership after the 2022 General Elections, area governor Kimani Wamatangi reiterated his intentions of supporting sports in the county in a move aimed at putting Kiambu on the global map besides helping the devolved government expand its revenue collection base.
The County government has initiated plans of renovating and upgrading the 5,000-capacity Thika Stadium which has been in a dilapidated state over the years, a condition that has caused more harm to players especially when the rain pours over the poor drainage systems.
The dissolution of Thika United FC, an event that marked an unfortunate end to one of the country’s most exciting football clubs after having been in existence for two decades during which it became one of the top FKF Premier League teams before a series of events that led to its downfall.
The team was a home to several superstars led by Kenya Police FC midfielder Francis Kahata,Harambee Stars captain Micheal Olunga,US-based Crispin Olando among others.