Story/Reuben Olita

Football Kenya Federation (FKF)Busia Branch on Sunday held a clubs’ meeting ahead of the County League kick off on Saturday February 20th, 2021.

The clubs which attended the meeting at Busia Villa Hotel included Green Canopy, Butula Eagles, Musokoto, Kekalet, Busia YC, Mungatsi, St Anthony Okatekok, Malaba Giants, Kamolo, Boca Juniors, FC Amagoro, Ajax, Young Rovers and Masters.

Those which failed to attend were Mabale, Teen of Hope and Dragon while Kakurikit sent apologies in the meeting also attended by Fifa fitness instructor and FKF women representative, Margaret Omondi.

Addressing the clubs, FKF Branch chirman, Hillary Musundi urged clubs to observe sportsmanship and coronavirus protocol, noting that it’s the responsibility of clubs to sensitize their fans on the need to maintain peace during matches.

In order to improve standards of coaching in the county, the chairman said the federation will hold a one day symposium with each club to send a coach and captain.

Mr Musundi told clubs to submit lists of their officials and contacts signed by chairman and secretary on official letter head with a club email, adding that they should also have first aider, first aid kit and standby means of transport.

FKF Women Representstive Margaret Omondi thanked Branch chairman Hillary Musundi for the federation move to waive registration fees for teams which will feature in women’s league in the county.

Club officials had raised many issues including, poor officiating, fans hostility and match fixing,urging the federation to help curtail this worrying trend.

Ms Omondi told clubs to discard false notion of match fixing in matches but instead develop cordial relationship with all industry players; she noted that if officiating is bad then there will be no football.

The federation vice chairman Michael Ikolak said the sports bill which is currently in the hands of the department of Culture and Sports will help solve problems bedevilling sports associations; he
urged clubs to develop base of fans to help in club sustainability.

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