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Kenyan International speaks out on Kefwa initiatives

Kenyan International speaks out on Kefwa initiatives

Kenyan International and former Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya has lauded Kefwa’s latest joint initiative with Johanna Omolo Foundation, to offer sanitary towels to Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL) and Kenya Women Division One sides starting March 2020.

Kenyan International and former Mathare United midfielder Cliff Nyakeya has lauded Kefwa’s latest joint initiative with Johanna Omolo Foundation, to offer sanitary towels to Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL) and Kenya Women Division One sides starting March 2020.

The 2018 Kenya Premier League midfielder of the year cited that it is also noble to award the WPL players who have for a long time been ignored when it comes to recognizing those who perform well and believes that Kefwa is able replicate that in other areas, in order to serve the players’ better.

“It is not every day that you find people concerned about the menstrual hygiene of the female players, instead it is a topic that is discussed in hush tones but I am glad that kefwa and Johanna Omolo Foundation have partnered to help deal with the challenges the women football players face on a daily basis. It is a good idea to award the WPL players who will be greatly motivated if this materializes and I know they can do better in many other areas concerning players’ welfare,” Nyakeya said.

The 25 year old attacking midfielder that plays for Egyptian top flight side FC Masr also felt that players need to be sensitized on professionalism, and most importantly how to handle contracts.

Contracts

“Players should be educated on several issues. They should know their rights with emphasis laid on how to honor and avoid breach of contracts from both parties. This is an area we assume that players are well conversant with but then you still here of disturbing cases along the way. Kefwa should also act fast to fight for players when their employers do not respect their contracts whenever necessary,” he added.

This comes weeks after the Kenyan players union revealed that they will not only have players feted monthly, but will go all the way and have an end of the season gala. The sanitary towels initiative is also getting support from various football stakeholders, with several well-wishers sending in their donations at designated points in an ongoing campaign dubbed #here4Her.

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