Kabando tells-off Kenyan football officials at Requiem Mass

Nov 03, 2010
  • By Tom Maruko

The inter-denominational requiem mass on Wednesday for the victims of the October 23 soccer disaster at Nyayo National Stadium turned into another bashing platform for the discredited Kenya football administrators. 

Sports Assistant Minister Kabando wa Kabando told off Football Kenya Limited officials over their ineptitude.

He fell short of telling the officials to take cue from government leaders and step aside from football management.

“If government ministers are can step aside, why not soccer officials," posed Kabando in the presence of the warring FKL and KFF officials.

The assistant minister said that the government would go beyond the probe ordered by the President and the Prime Minister to restore sanity in football and ensure safety in the stadia.

He wondered why football was lagging behind while other sports disciplines like Athletics, Swimming, and Rugby continue to flourish.

The Government donated Ksh.240,000 to the families. 

Multichoice Kenya Ltd General Manager Stephen Isaboke said SuperSport, the Kenya Premier League Title sponsors would remain committed to Kenyan football despite the tragic incident. SuperSport donated Ksh. 400,000 to the families of the eight fans.

KPL Chairman Elly Kalekwa announced that the16 Premier League clubs have all donated towards the funeral kitty with Chief Executive officer (CEO) Jack Oguda disclosing that each of 16 premier league club would contribute Ksh.62,500.

The joint funeral service was attended by members of the football fraternity including bereaved family members, KPL club officials, players, referees, coaches and football fans.


Steven Omondi

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