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Eliud Owalo gifts AFC Leopards Sh300K


Amani National Congress politician Eliud Owalo has gifted AFC Leopards Sh300,000 to pay players during the tough times of Covid-19 pandemic.

The firebrand politician gave out the donation during a luncheon with players, members of the technical bench and club officials at a Nairobi hotel on Saturday.

He also challenged the 12-time Kenya Premier League champions to draw a road map of engaging in entrepreneurial activities, which can help the club to be self-reliant financially in future

He insisted that for football to regain its lost glory of the 1980s and 1990s, AFC Leopards should pull up their socks and challenge arch-rivals Gor Mahia for the league title.

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“I emphasised that there is a need to revive the intense rivalry that was hitherto witnessed between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia in the 80’s and 90’s as a means of uplifting the standards of Soccer in the country,” wrote Owalo after the meeting.

“I stressed that a critical success factor for AFC moving forward is the development of a Strategic Plan to provide a roadmap that guides the Club in its operations. I equally espoused the need to determine clear Thematic areas that can inform Strategic Business Units (SBUs) for the Club backed by elaborate Business or Operational Plans that are well-aligned to the Long-Term Strategic Plan,” he added.

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Club Chairman Dr Dan Shikhanda, Captain Robinson Kamura, coach Anthony Kimani and Team Manager Tom Juma among other players attended the luncheon.

Last month, Owalo held a similar luncheon with Gor Mahia and gave the reigning champions Sh250,000.

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