- Migori Youth FC have stepped up and offered and hand to their fans who are been heavily hit by the economic effects of COVID 19 pandemic
The club’s vibrant goalkeeper Gedion Ogweno pioneered an initiative, the club, and Migori Youth Talent Academy, which has partnered with Bansi Wholesalers Limited with the support of well-wishers to reach the vulnerable families.
“Earlier today, we donated food to about 50 less fortunate households with 100 people,” the club chairman Abdi Azizi said.
“We are trying to try and reach out to as many families as possible and support them. They support us when we are playing especially this season when we were battling for promotion to the Kenyan Premier League,” he added.
Azizi expressed his concern for the vulnerable and called upon more well-wishers to support them. He also urged other clubs to start similar initiatives to reach out to their most needy supporters especially amid this crisis.
The club’s chairman said they will try their best to ensure the families receive relief food every month if they get enough funds and support.
“We understand the plight of our players but we also have to consider our fans. They cheer us in every game. So helping them will only increase their love and support for our clubs,” he said.
Gedion Ogweno, the club’s goalie, expressed his joy as the initiative has begun to bear fruits as the needy got foodstuff. He loves the fans and he was happy to motivate them.
“They are the reason we play for the team. Our fans are always with us and to share the little I have with them makes me proud,” he said.
Migori FC was fifth in the NSL standings and, ranked among top contenders before the league was halted.