Sports Cabinet secretary Ababu Namwamba has called upon Gor Mahia to start early preparations for continental football after wining the FKF premier league on Sunday, by  beating  Muhoroni youth 3-0.

Namwamba is warry of the 21 league champions finding themselves in the wrong books of CAF as they did earlier this season, a matter that saw them being banned for failing to meet CAF licensing rules.

This was after they failed to settle debts owed to their former players Adama Keita, Jules Ulimwengu and Sando Yangayay.

“It broke my heart when the team lost its place because of past issues with FIFA, which we tried to help resolve but proved too late. Let’s get ready in time”. Namwamba said.

For local football stakeholders and Green Army fans, who were eagerly anticipating the opportunity to represent Kenya in the CAF champions league after winning the league, the ban on  K’Ogalo was devastating.

Efforts by the Federation, CS Namwamba and his ICT counterpart Eliud Owalo to try and resolve the matter in time proved futile.

However, while giving cash rewards to the FKFPL, Women premier league, Mozart bet cup and National super league teams, the ministry of sports added Gor Mahia and the AFC leopards an additional KSH  5 Million each to help settle FIFA sanctions.

Gor Mahia has the chance to make amends after winning the league and receiving a congratulatory message from CS Namwmba.

As part of the ministry’s support for Kenyan football, Namwamba also confirmed that each FKFPL teams will receive cash rewards.

“This season, we provided KSH 240 Million as a lift-off support package under which KBC Channel 1 TV has aired FKFPL games live.

The package also includes a cash reward for every team in the league, with the amount dependent on which position they finish in the table”. Namwamba said.



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