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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nyamweya showers Gor with Praise after their Tanzania Tour

Wayne Rooney challenges Godfrey Walusimbi (L), Kenneth Muguna and Ernest Wendo. /COURTESY
Wayne Rooney challenges Godfrey Walusimbi (L), Kenneth Muguna and Ernest Wendo. /COURTESY
Gor Mahia’s performance in their meeting with English Premier League side Everton continued to earn praise with former FKF President Sam Nyamweya the latest to chip in with his praise.
“Gor Mahia’s performance has offered a challenge to other clubs to inculcate professionalism and ambition so as to make our football grow and attract more sponsors. It is also important that our coaches especially in the national team pick players on merit and not on friendship as it has been the case. Nearly all the local Gor Mahia players deserve to be in the national team given their performance,” said Nyamweya.
The retired football administrator further added, credit should go to SportPesa for their efforts to market and build Kenyan and East African football.
“Without SportPesa, we would never have watched Wayne Rooney or any English club play against Kenyan club or players. It is my plea to the government to reconsider their tax on betting and lower it so that companies like SportPesa can continue investing in sports development. Our youth who play rugby, boxing and football will suffer if companies like SportPesa withdraw their sponsorship due to the huge taxation. Courtesy of SportPesa, many sportsmen are now earning a honest living and the government need to put this in consideration,” he concluded. Gor lost the match 2-1 courtesy of a spectacular opener from England legend Wayne Rooney and a further effort from Kieran Dowell. Gor’s Rwandan international Jacques Tuyisenge had made sure he first half-ended even with a header a minute after Rooney’s screamer.

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