Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Uhuru rallies Kenyans for Cecafa glory

WORLD-CUP-TROPHYNAIROBI, Kenya, November 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on Kenyans to rally behind Harambee Stars in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that kicked-off on Wednesday at Nyayo National Stadium.

Uhuru was speaking in Nairobi while receiving the FIFA World Cup Trophy that is in the country for two days before it heads to neighboring Tanzania.

“Coincidentally when the trophy last visited, the country hosted Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which once again begins today (Wednesday).

“I urge all Kenyans to support our national team to victory in the next two weeks, I thank Coca-Cola for supporting soccer in the grassroots youth football tournaments especially the Copa Coca-Cola and bringing the World Cup Trophy to our country once a gain,” stated Uhuru who was the only one allowed to lay his hands on the 18-carat gold trophy.

“This event comes at an opportune time when we are celebrating our 50 years of independence and part of it will entail recognizing and honoring our many sporting heroes.

“Legendary soccer players, many of whom were mesmerizing maestros on the pitch, are among the heroes to be honored,” the President continued.

Uhuru urged footballers and relevant stakeholders to work hard and ensure Harambee Stars qualify for the global showpiece.

“Even though we are yet to enjoy the honor of being paraded at the FIFA World Cup finals, we remain an avid football-loving and playing nation.

“Sports in Kenya is growing impressively and soccer is among them, my Government, through the ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture, is implementing strategies aimed at boosting the development of talent and sports in the country,” he concluded.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The chartered plane carrying the solid-gold trophy, touched down in Nairobi Wednesday morning and Kenyans will have the opportunity of coming close to it and take photos on Thursday at Kenyatta International Conference Center.

Kenya is among 88 countries, eight in Africa hosting the most coveted prize in the world of sports.

The trophy on its second visit in the country, last visited in 2009.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved