Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has increased allowances of Harambee Stars players to $118 per day ahead of the June 5 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. Initially the players were entitled to $35 per day.
More money in order to motivate the players to play hard and win Nigeria. According to Completesportsnigeria.com , the Kenyan players were entitled to $35 per day. Now, they will get three times more.
Nyamweya has challenged other well wishers to come on board and motivate the team ahead of such an important match.
The decision comes barely two days after the federation, in conjunction with BTP Proactive, officially launched a fund-raising initiative that will see local fans contribute money to help the team.
The initiative dubbed ‘Mbao kwa Bao’, seeks to raise 250million shillings through Short Message Services. Members of the public will contribute 20 shillings to a short code number 20870.
Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya sent out a passionate appeal to the public to support the initiative.
‘The federation has done its best to support this team but now we want to involve the public because this team belongs to them. We want to assure them that all the money raised will be used for the intended purpose,’ Nyamweya states. We have put in place measures to ensure accountability on how the funds are spent.’