Sonko promises amputee team Sh2m if they win World Cup
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has promised to reward handsomely the Kenya Amputee national football team if it wins the ongoing Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico.
Sonko has promised to reward the team Sh2 million if they win the World Cup, which will be the first time Kenya lifts the trophy.
The Governor has also promised to give the team a cash reward of Sh1 million if they finish as runners up in the tournament, Sh 500,000 if they finish as third runners up and Sh 250,000 if they qualify for the quarter finals.
“Bravo to the Kenya amputee national football team for beating USA 2-1 in the ongoing amputee World Cup in Mexico. I continue praying for you and wish you all the best in your remaining matches as I send you some pocket money through the Western Union,” said Sonko on his official Facebook page.
Kenyan amputee team popularly known as “Amputee Stars” faces defending champions Russia on Thursday night in a crucial game that will determine Kenya’s fate at the tournament.
The team qualified for the second round of the tournament after finishing second in group F after defeating African Champions Liberia 3-0, and later USA 2-1. The team however started the tournament on a low note after losing 4-1 against Turkey.
Governor Sonko came to the aid of the financially troubled Amputee team after he facilitated their allowances to participate in the event in South America and he also purchased kits for the team which failed to get national team jerseys for the World Cup.
The tournament that started on October 24, ends on November 5, 2018.
Kenya played at the last edition of the World Cup in 2014, where it emerged in position 17 out of 24 countries.
Angola and Ghana also represented Africa at that edition held in Culiacán at the North American state.
The Amputee tournament comprise of seven players aside which takes 50 minutes full time. Each half takes 25 minutes with players using elbow crutches having players from any age Group.