•Amukowa also appealed to the county government to consider upgrading other playfields at the grassroots
•“We have many talented youngsters who will now have the opportunity to exhibit and exploit their skills to full potential," — Amukowa
The former Kenya Football Federation (FKF) official, Andrew Amukowa yesterday said the on-ongoing construction of the second phase at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County will spur football growth in the region and boost the status of Kakamega County both socially and economically.
“The kind of the work being undertaken is so tremendous and I am pleased with this great and massive investment in the football industry that will see the facility host international matches," said the former FKF Western region NEC member.
“As football stakeholders, we should all pull together and support the initiative which is a landmark not only in the western region but the entire East Africa region. Players need this kind of facilities in order to minimize on injuries," he added.
“We have many talented youngsters who will now have the opportunity to exhibit and exploit their skills to full potential hence open the doors for their new careers as far as football is concerned."
Amukowa also appealed to the county government to consider upgrading other playfields at the grassroots and come up with youth centres in each sub-county to strengthen the structures being established.
Amukowa, who is eying the NEC member position in the next FKF elections, further called on all the candidates eyeing various seats to play mature and peaceful campaigns devoid of insults to avoid creating a major rift in the soccer fraternity. Amukowa will be battling the current NEC official Tony Kweya for the seat.