Sports play an integral role in every society, apart from strengthening social ties, sports has been a source of livelihood to many youths.
Vihiga MP Hon. Ernest Kivai Kagesi hosted Vihiga Sportiff Football Club Playing Unit to a luncheon, a luncheon that sought to chart the way forward as the team prepares for the upcoming season.
As the club’s patron, Hon. Kagesi expressed his passion for sports development especially amongst the youths adding that engaging them in sports is instrumental in empowering the youths thus transforming lives.
“We have had lots of success stories of sportsmen and women who have achieved a lot in life, this can only be achieved through hard work, commitment and discipline”, said the Vihiga legislator.
He noted that it has been his lifetime desire to have a professional Soccer team that would take part in top tier competitive league, the Kenya Premier League.
“Since the club’s inception, am proud to point that it has achieved it’s purpose of tapping talent, providing a platform and exposing the talent to higher level. I am motivated to further support the club to ensure that it gets to the highest football tier in Kenya,” he said.
Hon. Kagesi, an ardent Arsenal fan reiterated the need to observe high levels of commitment, discipline and an eager to learn attitude to realize and rip of the fruits in sporting and related activities.
This was triggered by the interest of a Portugal based soccer club in Vihiga Sportiff’s offensive Steward Murunga who is soon to travel for trials. He lauded the former Kapseng’ere Secondary School footballer for his commitment and discipline in displaying his skills hence the attention.
The boys are set to reinvigorate their quest to book a slot in the Division 1 tier after finishing position 4 in the last season before the outbreak of Corona virus that led to stoppage of all competitive sports leagues.
Vihiga Constituency Communications Unit