Ministry of Information, Communication and Digital Economy Cabinet Secretary (CS) Eliud Owalo donated Ksh 1milion to Gor Mahia Legends Welfare Group Sustainability Fund.
“We should do what we can do as Gor Mahia fans to make sure you guys in retirement continue to lead a decent life,” CS Owalo who is an ardent Gor Mahia fan stated.
Moreover, CS Owalo presented his donation to the group during a meeting he held with representatives of the Gor Mahia Legends Welfare Group on Saturday, September 9.
While speaking at the meeting, the CS stressed the importance of honoring ex-players who have made the country proud in the past.
“From where I sit, you gave us great pride and joy during your playing days. We shall reciprocate by making sure that you lead a decent life in your retirement,” Owalo said.
He further stated that Kenyan footballers should consider establishing income-generating projects rather than living in abject poverty and neglect in retirement.
As such, he noted that his donation is meant to boost the welfare group’s stainability Fund while undertaking income-generating projects
“The Legends were our pride and joy in their day. They should not be forgotten, or neglected, in retirement,” the Information and Communication CS added.
The CS further gifted the welfare group another Ksh500,000 as a token of appreciation.
Gor Mahia Legends
Gor Mahia Legends met CS Owalo in a meeting led by their chairman Austin ‘Makamu’ Oduor, who served as captain when they won the Africa Cup Winners Cup campaign in 1987.
Members of the welfare group present during the meeting with the CS include John “Bobby” Ogolla, Nahashon ‘Lule’ Oluoch, David ‘Kamoga’ Ochieng, Tobias ‘Jua Kali’ Ocholla, Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo, and Mike Otieno,
Others are Nick ‘Akura’ Okoth Maurice ‘Ole Tunda’ Ouma, Josiah ‘Biggy’ Ougo, Swaleh ‘Oswayo’ Ochieng, Victor Onyango, Julius ‘Awilo’ Owino, Tobias Mahira, Mike Kisagi, Peter Gor and Peter Mwololo.
The group contains a total of forty Gor Mahia Legends.
Furthermore, the legend’s chairman thanked Owalo for his support and urged members of the welfare group to turn around their sunset years by leveraging the concept.
Additionally, CS Owalo had earlier this year stated that ex-players should be involved in running the affairs of football in the country.
“The legends gave the prime of their youth for the pride of our country. Their exemplary rich histories on the pitch should inspire the youth to excel and lift the sport to greater heights,” Owalo stated.