Amputee stars back in the country after the Amputee World cup in Mexico Citizen TV
Financial strain bites Amputee Stars even after World Cup
By Mercy Katheu | Thu 08 Nov, 2018 19:27

The Kenya Amputee national team's financial woes that dominated the side's participation in the Amputee World Cup in Mexico continued biting right after the tournament as the team had to spend hours in Frankfurt, Germany enroute to Kenya without a meal.

The team only got to participate in the tournament after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko came to its rescue, funding the trip to Mexico and facilitating their aqcuisition of uniforms.

On Tuesday 6 November the team spent 18 hours at the Frankfurt airport without a meal, having made an 18 hour flight from Mexico, where it finished 12th in the 24 - nation tournament.

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While the team is happy to have had the exposure, despite lacking residential training ahead of the competition, it was not all joy as team manager Peter Oloo decried the stressful moments the players and officials were subjected to by the lack of adequate support from the relevant authorities.

He was however thankful to the Nairobi Governor, for the support accorded to make it a reality.

Travelling squad

Officials: Peter Oloo (secretary, Kenya Amputee Football Federation), Polycarp Mboya (treasurer/player), Morris Shikanda (head coach), Willis Odhiambo (assistant coach) and Michael Somba (team doctor).

The players: Dalmas Otieno (captain), Nicholas Keiyo, Obi Ferdinand, Vincent Mutai, Mohammed Munga, Fred Aguk, Brian Oroka and Samuel Njoroge.

The rest of the squad has Peter Nzioka, Harrison Chege, Kevin Lumbasi, Ignatius Kayumbi and Albert Mwakenya

Mercy Katheu
Mercy Katheu
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