Harambe Stars coach Jacob Mulee and his National men’s volleyball team counterpart Moses Epoloto want the government to increase funds allocation to the sports in the country.
They said the annual national treasury allocations are meager thus do not adequately support the budding talents in the grassroots, thus urged the members of the paliament alongside the ministry of sports to fund talent promotion initiatives in the community.
Speaking at Kapsabet boy’s high school in Nandi while gracing Hon. Kogo 3rd Talents Edition, Mulee and Epoloto stated that young sport men and women lack facilities to train which they attributed to lack of money to initiate modern sports resources within the community.
“The lawmakers both in the senate and national assembly should prioritize sports as one way of empowering the youth. This involves building capacity for professional trainers and coaches to develop a remarkable sportship in the country,” Mulee said.
Epoloto, who doubles as GSU volleyball team head coach affirmed that there is a need for the government to monotize the sports in the country to boost economic standards of the the athletes and ball players.
” Sports is an economic activity the government should invest too like any other innovative aspect among the young generation. Sports has put Kenya to the global map and the government should exploit its glory to enhance the country’s economy,” he stated.
They said these while closing the 3-day’s tournament participated by over 100 players for football and volleyball ball.
Santos Fc bagged Sh 50, 000 after winning the match for men football derby and trailed in the second position by a youth club dubbed Arsenal Boys, both from Chesumei sub county.
Through the national coaches, Mr Mulee and Epoloto hosted by the area Mp Dr Wilson Kogo, 13 players that showcased exemplary talents in football and volleyball were seconded to play in various clubs including Equity Bank, St Paul’s University, Kenyatta University, GSU volleyball team and others were sent to play in various football academies.
“It’s was a very important platform that has enebaled the local talents to be identified. The selected young men and women will be advancing their talents in the progressing clubs within the country to the International level,” he confirmed.