AFC Leopards Supporters’ Sacco will officially be launched on July 11 in Nairobi.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa will be the chief guest during the ceremony set to be held at Railways Club and will be assisted by nominated senator Millicent Omanga and former club patron Cyrus Jirongo.
The Sacco, a brainchild of former AFC Leopards players, led by Chairman Maurice Osundwa, will enable members to access business credit, emergency, school fees and personal loans among other things.
The Sacco will work closely with the club leadership, fans and other stakeholders to initiate several investment projects.
According to Osundwa, they will secure medical covers for legends so supporters do not keep fundraising. In case of death, the insurance will take care of transport, the coffin and Sh200,000 facilitation for the bereaved family.
Every member will be covered together with five family members. The minimum monthly contribution is Sh500; while the fee and minimum share is Sh2,200 which can be paid through Safaricom pay bill number 206777, while the account number is one’s national ID number.
Legends, who have already registered with the Sacco include Josephat Murila, JJ Masiga, Aggrey Lukoye, Patrick Shilasi,Peter Lichungu, Peter Ouma, Mike Amwayi, Justus Muhati, Joe Kadenge, Tony Lidonde and Reginald Asibwa.
Ingwe Sacco officials: Maurice Osundwa (chairman), vice-chairman; Dr. JJ Masiga, Secretary; Enos Mutoka; treasurer; Peter Ouma Okutoyi; Credit Committee; Josphat Murila, Jane Malika; Member; Aggrey Openje, Education Committee: Chair. Dr. J J Masiga, secretary-Nicholas Muyoti. Members; Evelyn Shivachi; Supervisory committee; Abel Wafula, secretary- Peter Lichungu and Patrick Shilasi.
Ronald Bukusi who revealed that the union is currently in grave discussions over player welfare being a crucial season for all national rugby teams. Kenya sevens will be competing for the World sevens cup in Francisco, USA while the Simbas hunt a maiden world cup qualification.
“Players welfare is a big thing to us-as they prepare for the crucial games we as the union, we are in serious planning to address all the issues,” said Bukusi.
Simbas bench however lacks a suitable centre and winger substitutes making it a forward show once again. Forwards scored five of the six tries Kenya scored against Zimbabwe last weekend.
Scrum half Samson Onsomu will also be looking forward to having fun while supplying quick balls following the return of speedstars Jacob Ojee and Vincent Mose.
1. Patrick Ouko (Homeboyz), 2. Colman Were (Kabras Sugar), 3. Joseph Odero (Kabras Sugar), 4. Andrew Chogo (Kabras Sugar), 5. Oliver Mang’eni (KCB), 6. George Nyambua (Kabras Sugar), 7. Elkeans Musonye (Strathmore Leos), 8. Davis Chenge (KCB/Captain), 9. Samson Onsomu (Impala Saracens), 10. Isaac Adimo (Kenya Harlequin), 11. Jacob Ojee (KCB), 12. Darwin Mukidza (KCB/Vice Captain), 13. Peter Kilonzo (KCB), 14. Felix Ayange (Kabras Sugar/debut), 15.Vincent Mose (Impala Saracens),
16. Peter Karia (KCB), 17. Moses Amusala (KCB), 18. Hillary Mwanjilwa (Kabras Sugar/potential debut), 19. Simon Muniafu (Decazeville, France), 20. Dalmus Chituyi (H
Speaking during the Special Olympics Africa Regional Youth and Unified School Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, SO Kenya national director Susan Masila said the inclusion of the young generation in their activities will be a plus to building a unified generation.
“By drawing young peoples’ attention to the gifts of people with ID through sports and other activities, misperceptions are broken down, negative attitudes are tackled and their tremendous potential is highlighted. The Special Olympics Global Youth Plan focuses on achieving these and as Kenya we want to work closely with the youth to achieve our goal. We can only tap on the energy, curiosity and openness of the youth to breed true transformation and build a unified generation,” said Susan.