Sofapaka Fc president Elly Kalekwa has come out barely a day after Sofapaka Fc was reinstated to participate in the Sportpesa Premier League 2017 edition calling for more club sponsors to come through in support of Kenyan Football.
Kalekwa has said that football in Kenya is depended on by many talented footballers and things will even get better if sponsors will emerge to support the sport .Speaking exclusively to Ghetto radio, the President further commented on yesterday’s ruling by the Sports Dispute Tribunal that the sport is meant to bring peace and harmony but not to create enmity.
“Football is a sport that brings different people from different backgrounds together in peace and harmony, I would like to say that there is a good relationship between us and the two governing bodies of football in kenya (FKF and KPL) despite the recent misunderstanding on various issues”,Kalekwa stated.
The president further added that his side is ready to work with Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League at all cost. Kalekwa calls for equity and fairness in club treatment from both football governing bodies in the country adding that his club did not ignore the licensing rules but only needed a little time to meet the requirements.
Sofapaka benefited from the Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling yesterday as the club is now shown the green light to compete in the top tier league this season together with their counterparts Muhoroni Youth. The two clubs were initially locked out of the new season’s fixtures by FKF due to failure to honor the club licensing regulations.
The club is currently on thorough preparations before their first league match slated on Sunday against the Nyanza based Sony Sugar. Sofapaka’s newly appointed head Coach Sam Simbwa confirmed that his side is ready for the league and they come to give nothing but the best.
“I have a good squad mixed with both experienced and young talented men who have gelled together and ready for the task ahead. I believe in my men and I assure you that Sofapaka of this season is coming gun blazing looking for better results”,Simbwa said.