Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Thursday, September 14, recalled his days as a prolific goal-scorer for Parliament‘s Soccer team, ‘Bunge FC.’
In a statement, the former Budalangi Member of Parlaiment revealed that he is still the record holder with the highest number of goals.
“Sports is wellness. Sports unites. Sports is livelihood. Congratulations my learned friend Senior Cousel Dr. Otiende Amollo and Bunge FC for your passion for sports,” said the CS.
Namwamba, an advocate of the High Court, further told current lawmakers that he was available for selection in case they needed his services.
“I still hold the record of the highest number of goals scored for Bunge FC, and I remain available for selection,” Namwamba stated on X (formerly Twitter).
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Bunge FC comprises passionate sports enthusiasts from the political arena and showcases the unique blend of governance and athleticism.
These legislators, despite their demanding roles, find time to engage in sports, exemplifying the power of teamwork and physical well-being.
Namwamba’s nostalgic memories underline the significance of sports in society. Sports serve as a unifying force, transcending political boundaries and fostering a sense of togetherness among individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Other Bunge FC Stars apart from Namwamba
Notably, Namwamba is not the only cabinet secretary in President William Ruto‘s administration to have played for Bunge FC.
His Transport counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen, was a prolific striker. In a previous interview, Bunge FC coach George Sunguti admitted that the team was finding it hard to find a replacement for Murkomen.
“One of our key players is now a CS, Kipchumba Murkomen, he was our main striker and replacing him has been a challenge because he was our top goal scorer.
Right now, we lack an out and out goal scorer and him (Murkomen) coming to training has been a challenge like this year he has done two or three training sessions,” he said.
Other former Bunge FC stars include UDA Secretary-General and former Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala.
Defender and current captain, Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, adds further luster to the squad.
Other notable Members of Parliament who are part of the honorable squad include Mohamed Ali (Nyali), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) and Senators Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho) and Karungo Thang’wa (Kiambu).