Kenyan president tells soccer officials to improve standards

Nairobi, Dec 16 (IANS): Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has called on football administrators to improve the standards of the game in the country.

Kenyatta also challenged football administrators to re-examine the root cause of past poor performance in football and told them to be transparent in management of football, reports Xinhua.

"Players cannot be blamed as they have what it takes, capacity and talent to excel. We should ask ourselves where we went wrong," he said Sunday.

The 'Harambee Stars' are the new Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup Champions.

The national team, led by Belgian coach Adel Amrouche, beat Sudan 2-0 in the final CECAFA match played in Nairobi last Thursday to lift the trophy.

Two goals from skipper Allan Wanga in the 34th and 68th minutes gave Kenya the trophy they last won in 2002. President Kenyatta said Kenyans were disappointed with past performances of the national team.

He assured that the government will work with other stakeholders to bring changes in the management of football.

Kenyatta congratulated the team for the win that had reclaimed the country's lost glory in football.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Kenyan president tells soccer officials to improve standards

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.