Amani National Congress (ANC) Party leader Musalia Mudavadi has rescued AFC leopards from losing piece of land in Nairobi’s Kasarani area.
Mudavadi issued the soccer team with a cheque worth 633,000 shillings to enable it foot the charges of the club’s 20 acre piece of land in Kasarani.
The donation will aid the team clear payments for the piece of land donated to the club by the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi.
“We want to offer a sign of hope to AFC Leopards in this trying times, since many years ago they were allocated a piece of land but the difficult times and challenges of sports especially soccer in the country made it almost impossible for AFC Leopards to pay the required stand premium and charges to have their land processed,” said Mudavadi.
He said the aim of such efforts was to enable AFC Leopards have a permanent home.
Mudavadi urged corporates and other well-wishers to join hands and support the sporting fraternity especially during this Covid-19 pandemic period as the country gears towards improving the management of sporting activities in the country.
Meanwhile, AFC Leopards has raised concerns over the resumption of the Kenya Premier League – KPL amid strict guidelines from the Ministry of health governing how sporting activities will resume.
[The dummy cheque of the donation to AFC Leopards. Photo/courtesy].
FIFA also issued various guidelines stating that it will be very difficult for most clubs to meet them.
AFC Leopards Secretary General Oliver Sikuku also appealed to the Football Kenya Federation (KFF) and the Kenya Premier League (KPL) to reach an amicable solution regarding the status of the league in the country.
“This will help clubs to plan either to resume or eventually prepare for the next season,” noted Mr. Sikuku
Sikuku further challenged the government through the Ministry of Sports to consider refurbishing major stadia in the country ahead of the resumption of sporting activities countrywide.
The Long serving AFC Chairman who is now retired Webuye East MP Alfred Sambu was present during the handing over of the cheque together with other AFC Leopards officials led by Chairman Dr. Dan Shikanda, treasurer Maurice Chichi and Team Captain Robinson Kamura among other players.