Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya has challenged the government to invest on the national team Harambee Stars.
Nyamweya said it was wrong for the government to demand for good results from the team whereas they 'have not adequately invested in the same.'
“The Kenyan government cannot ask for results in a place that they have not invested in. I want to urge them to invest in this team like most of the soccer powerhouses do."
Nyamweya also challenged East African Breweries Limited to increase their sponsorship towards the team since the current budget does not meet the threshold of the team’s needs.
"I would also like to call upon EABL to improve their funding to the team," added Nyamweya.
“I want to thank them (EABL) for the money they have been giving us but that is just a slight slice of the budget. I want to urge them to invest more into this team and at the same time ask for more sponsors to come on board. We have a good team with a bright future."
Nyamweya was speaking during a lunch hosted in honour of the team by sponsors EABL ahead of their trip to Nigeria where they are scheduled to take on the Africa champions in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Breweries boosted the team's kitty with a cheque of Sh 7.5 million and handed out new kits to the team which they will use for the Nigeria match. The kits will be different from the previous KELME brand that the national team had been using.