Migori Youth offers Covid-19 aid to vulnerable families

Tuesday June 30 2020

National Super League (NSL) side Migori Youth’s goalkeeper Gedion Ogweno (left) hands over foodstuff to a beneficiary in Ang'anga village, Migori County on June 30, 2020. PHOTO | BENSON AYIENDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Despite financial constraints at National Super League (NSL) side Migori Youth, the club has rolled out a programme to cushion vulnerable families in the region from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, the club’s players led by the chairman Abdi Aziz donated food items to about 50 less fortunate families comprising over 100 people.

“This initiative was made possible through our goalkeeper Gedion Ogweno with the support of Migori Youth Talent Academy and our partner Bansi Wholesalers Limited who contributed towards the same,” said Aziz.

Players walked from door to door in Kakrao and Godjope wards in Migori County providing the less fortunate with foodstuff.

“Through this we have witnessed what locals are going through during these hard times. I thank the players for contributing towards the success of this initiative and we hope to reach more families,” added Aziz.

On his part, Ogweno noted that helping the needy especially vulnerable children and elderly was a sign of humanity and it doesn’t require one to be rich in order to assist.


“There is need to show love and care for such people during this pandemic period and especially those who have been neglected by their families and the government. Players are also suffering and they need help but there are severe cases in the society,” he said.

He called on the government and other well-wishers to come on board and assist the less privileged in the society saying a majority has not been reached by the government programme that was rolled out in March.

The club that started in 2007 as Migori Youth Talent Academy has stamped its authority in the second tier since they sealed promotion from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One League in 2018.

They missed promotion to the topflight league after finishing fifth in the 2019/20 season that was prematurely ended by Football Kenya Federation.