Park Road residents are the new beneficiaries of sports items thanks to sports enthusiast Cyrus Kanyi.
Kanyi who is also the National Hockey team coach has donated a football and a hockey post to the residents at the Railways Grounds.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News, Kanyi says that he chose the two sports since they are in addition to cricket the sports Park Road residents knew since time immemorial.
“My development is sports, what built me is sports and that is why I have to give back to the society and the community at large. I played hockey in this same ground and it took me far where I got the chance to represent the National Team in the World Cup in Pakistan ,” he said.
Kanyi says that Park Road was famously known for hockey and cricket a game that was introduced by the Asians who lived in the area.
He added that they did not manage to be famous in football because their football players were being poached by big teams.
“Indians who were living around were all playing Hockey and cricket and that is why we were known for hockey. As for football we had a chance to play football but our players were talented and were poached by big teams,” he added.
He says that he will also add a goal post for rugby players and start a rugby team in the area.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio David Omwaka a hockey player says that the posts will encourage the young people to take up Sports and also discourage land grabbers.
He is also pleading with the government to help in renovating the playground to a better field for people to play.
“The posts will distract land grabbers from coming to grab the land and will also inspire the young people to come and play. I would like the government to come and help in renovating the pitch and also make it presentable,” said Omwaka.
Junior Sabastian said that the post will help them host tournaments and also help in keeping the youths of Ngara busy and uplift talents.
“We will be able to host tournaments because the ground is expanded and there are posts. It will also keep the young busy and also uplift the young talents,” said Sabastian.
BY Emmaline Owuor