The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Keep Off Kolongolo Politicians Advised

NEWLY promoted Division One Club Kolongolo FC from Busia have appealed to politicians to stop using the team's name for their won selfish gains.

The club chairman, Kizito Namulanda, instead urged politicians come forward and help tap talent that abounds among youths in Busia County. Kolongolo who draws most of their players from Busia County have quickly become the darling of soccer lovers from the area. The team is hoping to continue with the good show in the second tier league. The team's management is however appalled by attempts by some politicians to identify themselves with the team yet they have done little to help them.

Namulanda said it's regrettable that politicians are going round claiming association with the team, while they are not ready to support the it despite spending millions on campaigns.

Namulanda also clarified that Kolongolo as a unit is not supporting any particular politician in coming General Election, saying so far no one is willing to support the boys financially.

Documents availed by the team indicates that a budget of close to Sh5 million is required to enable the team take part in this year's Nationwide Division One League.

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