Former Gor –Mahia midfielder Humphrey Mieno has said that the Kenyan Premier can be more competitive if fans attend matches to support their teams.
Speaking in Ghetto Radio Offside show while appearing as a guest Mieno lauded the Ethiopian fans who always flock the stadium even in the lower leagues saying that it helps develop the game.
“The Ethiopians are very passionate about their local teams and they flock the stadium in large numbers, you will find in the local league more than 20,000 fans attending unlike in the Kenya league where the stadium attendance most of the time is very low,” he lamented.
The former Sofapaka player recently terminated his contract with Ethiopian giants Saint George SC on mutual consent citing personal reasons and failure on the club to honor part of their contact is currently unattached.
Kenyan international Mieno is currently preparing a tournament for the under 12 in August during the school holidays to give the young people the much needed stage to show their talent.
“Am currently planning a tournament for the under 12 which will be played at the Ziwani Umeme Grounds in a bid to groom and set up the right stage for the young children interested in football with such platforms few or non-existent at all,” he Said.
The former GorMahia man also expressed joy for getting a chance to participate in the Koth Biro off-season tournament representing his home team Opitos.
“It was a great experience playing where it all started with Opitos though we were knocked out of the tournament which I have to admit from what I have seen the level of talent is at its highest in the country and that’s why this tournament will continue being a stage for young talents to be exposed.” Said Mieno.
Hum also said more investments and strategies need to be put in place to groom young talents in order to build a strong league and national team that will see the standards of football in the country get to the desired levels.