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How to revive football in Kenya


Date Posted: 9/27/2011 2:46:56 PM

Posted By: rawlit3  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 811

If our forefathers who died in the 70’s and 80’s arose to experience what we football fans have to go through year in year out, they would sadly request a re-death. But to give credit where it is due, I think that the Kenya Premier League has carried on fairly well apart from a few hooligan instances. But the problem lies with our struggling national team; even the appointment of a powerful team to manage their welfare has borne very few fruits if any. The only solution to those concerned seems to be the sacking of the coach and appointment of a foreigner, but alternatively we could try out some of these ideas to see how well they work.

1. Make it compulsory for every team in the premier league to have an academy with reserve players and make a parallel league for the reserves, this will ensure a consistent supply of raw talent into the premier league and identification of talent at a young age.

2. Rely more on local league players for selection into the national team as opposed to overseas professionals; this will enhance cohesion in the team. Although this may seem not to work in the early stages it always works later on, Egypt has gone places with this system. We are already 150 something in the rankings so there is not much to lose in the short run.

3. Create more referee training sessions up to the FIFA recognized international standards, this will reduce controversial decisions being made by the match officials and more satisfied spectators and thus full stadia.

4. Improve the states of our stadiums and privatize their management. This will ensure that they are in good condition and the amount collected from the gates is re-invested in the stadium’s development, more sponsors will want to advertise

their products in big matches hence generating more revenue.

5. Improving the level of our live broadcasts; instead of cameramen running around following the action, we could acquire state of the art facilities that will be appealing to the viewers.

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