AFC Leopards launch own Sacco
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards formally launched its Supporters Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Limited in a colourful ceremony held at the Railways Sports Club on Wednesday.
The Sacco is aimed at providing both current, former AFC leopards players and fans the opportunity to save, borrow and invest for the future at the same time enjoying group benefits such as group medical cover.
Speaking at the venue, Leopards Sacco chairperson Maurice Osundwa urged all stakeholders including political leaders and fans to come out and support the initiative in all possible ways they can for the betterment of a future Leopards side.
“AFC Leopards is only a year younger than Kenya having been form in 1964, therefore it is important to note that the club acts as a uniting factor and therefore it is mandatory we collectively take care of it,” Osundwa said.
The event was graced by former Leopards legends led by Joe Kadege, Josphat Murila, Dan Shikanda, Aggrey Lukoye, Abdul Barazza, Peter Lichungu, Omar Shaban, longest serving AFC goalkeeper (14years) J. J Masiga, Reginald Asibwa, Elphas Kea who is the now General Manager at the Railways Grounds, Mike Amwayi, Alphonce Lukoye amog many others.
Key political figures including Busia Governor Sospeter Ojamong, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala and Kimilili MP Didmas Baraza were also present.
Leopards become the second club to launch a Sacco after Gor Mahia who launched their own three years ago.