Amani National Congress leader Hon Musalia Mudavadi has echoed efforts by Shikanda led team in ensuring Afc leopards regains its lost glory.
Speaking from Musalia Mudavadi center on Riverside drive, Mudavadi said that the current management led by Dr Shikanda owe it to soccer lovers in turning around the fortunes of Afc leopards.
“Iam so far impressed by the amount of work the chairman Dr Shikanda and his team has put in in making Afc leopards great again.
From the time Hon Sambu left this club, we have been struggling alot but Dr Shikanda has breathed in some new sense of hope. However, I want to encourage him to develop a clear strategic plan that will make the club attractive not only to its members but to potential investors and sponsors.” Said Mudavadi.
Borrowing lessons from Vulcano fc a club he co founded with the late Soccer legend Mzee Kadenge and the late Saura, Mudavadi said that for local soccer to blossom, all teams must be professionalised.
“I helped found Volcano fc the first professional soccer club in Kenya. We did things in a very professional manner and even at one point, our club had the highest number of players in the national team. We wish to see not only Afc leopards but all soccer clubs run well” added Mudavadi.
Mudavadi further urged the sports ministry to review its tax regime to ensure sportsmen reap maximum benefits from their exploits.
Recently, Mudavadi gave Afc leopards 633 000ksh to help the club acquire a piece of land in Kasarani which was donated by former president Mzee Moi.
Mudavadi has urged Afc leopards and other sports entities to limit over reliance on politicians but turn professional.
Mudavadi is also a former Rugby player with Mean Machine and also Rugby patron.
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