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The demise of Kenyan football

19 July 2013, 15:24 Rachael Karimi Muriithi

Nairobi - Every football fun wants to brag how his team performs after a match, but it hurts when one's team loses every year hence being forced to support a better performing team.

With Harambee stars the story has been the same, a loss or a draw after a match has become a norm.

Kenya's campaign to the 2014 soccer world cup to be held in Brazil was shut down after losing 1-0 to Super Eagles of Nigeria beat at Kasarani.

From the look of things, something has to be done in-order to save the status of our football. We need to create more football academies that will nurture our talents and strengthen our squad in future.

As a matter of fact, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has no youth programs to nurture young talents in the country. FKF leadership and the growth of football must always be addressed.

With the quality professional players that Kenya has, there is need for some kind of world class organizational structure to help develop the sport. The development of football should always be at the top of the federation's agenda.

FKF should start developing the sport from grassroots in order to have more young people play often and share the universal values of football as a simple game.

Therefore our country and government should consider football as one of the sports that should be on top of the list that should be fully invested in and fight corruption in the industry.

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