Months and months after Deputy President William Ruto undertook to reward the national team, Harambee Stars for win over Ethiopia in the race for a spot at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), the promise has come through.
On Monday 8 April the government, through the Ministry of Sports wired Kshs 219m to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) account, and the latest release from the federation is that Kshs 50m has already been wired to the accounts of the staff and players who were part of the team that qualifed for the 2019 AFCON.
In a statement issued by the federation, president Nick Mwendwa lauded the government for keeping its side of the deal, as he backed the show of goodwill to go a long way in aiding Harambee Stars grow further.
“We want to sincerely thank the government not only for the release of this funds but also for the unwavering support we continue to receive around our national teams.
“It is our strong belief that the Ksh 244 million, further demonstrates the government’s commitment to supporting football and the long term growth of the sport,” Mwendwa said.
Courtesy of the funding made by the government, the national team will be camping in France for three weeks ahead of the AFCON finals.