A leading football team from western Kenya is now battling with finances after being promoted to National Super League of Kenya.
Muyayi football team, it is doing well at the national super league but struggling to cater for bills and travel expenses, source files.
Muyayi Football club started as a talent identification unit for Bukembe West Ward in Kanduyi constituency, Bungoma county before it stabilized to a vibrant club.
However, financial constraints hitting the team have remained a setback to its operation. The team manager Simon Sunguti says his boys are finding it difficult to take up their matches due to high cost of expenses.
"We do not have a reliable source of income so the boys are forced to cater for individual transport costs to tthe game of the day venue, some even sell their property such as hens to show up for the match, the technical cost is Ksh 7,000 per match, what we are finding difficult to meet," he said.
Simon Simiyu Sunguti, the manager of the club is now pleading with any individual or company who is willing to sponsor the team to come in and uplift it, source files.
He also says the boys have been using motorbikes to reach the venue even as far as Vihiga and Busia which causes a lot of fatigue, nevertheless, they have always registered good results.
Sunguti is now appealing to the top leaders in the country who love sports to move in with speed and salvage his team from the current financial situation.
"We know our Deputy President William Ruto, Mike Sonko, ODM leader Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi love youths and sports and we are requesting them to help our team out of this financial trouble, we need a van for travelling to lower our transport cost and money to settle our bills," he added.
On the same note, he has asked the ministry of Youth and Sports in Bungoma county to consider uplifting the team because it carries the flag of the county.
"It is my solemn request to our CECM for Gender, Youths and Culture Evelyn Kakai to pay a visit to our team and cushion it against adverse economic status," he said.
It should also be remembered that Muyayi FC hails from the same ward with Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati who also loves sports.
The team also lacks a training ground and just trains at Muyayi Primary School. Sometimes they have been forced to skip training especially when learning is in progress.
Mpesa till number of the team, any fun or well wisher can send his or her donation to the team through the till number, source files.
All eyes are now on Dp Ruto, Raila, former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Musalia Mudavadi among other sportsmen to help Muyayi FC out of financial crisis.
The contact of the team manager Simon Simiyu Sunguti is 0720859799. Story by Timothy Wekesa.
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