CS Namwamba commits working with counties to enhance sports development in Kenya
“As part of this plan, I have accepted to champion a grassroots football development program that will see the national government work with county governments to invest heavily in youth football,” said President Ruto in his speech during the Jamhuri Day Celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.
“Arrangements are at an advanced stage to launch a Bottom-up football tournament to be contested by under-19 teams from all 47 Counties. We will work with our governors for each County to build a team right from the ward level.
“This is the first step in our Football Vision 2030 where we target to see Harambee Stars play at the 2030 World Cup and Kenya host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations. Together, let us build Kenyan football Bottom-up, from the grassroots of our villages to the grand stage of the World Cup.”
Further, the Head of State said he will also unveil a payment plan dubbed ‘Talanta Hela’ as a way to monetize the sports and creative industry.
Earlier last month, the former Budalangi Member of Parliament who has served in the capacity before reiterated Kenya Kwanza administration's plans of putting in place programs aimed at nurturing talent in various parts of the country.
He was speaking in the company of Kenya Academy of Sports CEO Dr Doreen Odhiambo while watching an under 19 football game between Isambo Elites and Talanta FC at Moi International Sports centre, Kasarani stadium.
"This game we have watched here is part of the football nurturing program supported by the ministry through the Kenya Academy of Sports.We have rolled out a grassroot plan aimed at spotting and nurturing raw talents through a bottom-up approach model. The Home