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This Is My Vision Towards Talent Nurturing For Thika Youth And Job Creation, Says Morris Mburu.

Morris Mburu addressing young footballers at the Thika Stadium after presenting certificates and kits to qualified referees and coaches in Thika FKF Sub-Branch.
A Thika Parliamentary aspirant has acknowledged the ability of sports to empower underprivileged youth in the region.

Speaking at the Thika Sub-County Stadium while presenting certificates and kits to football referees and coaches who had qualified for the FKF basic coaching and refereeing courses, Morris Mburu said that the establishment of leadership camps would adequately address themes of relevance to the youth and community.

“These camps will invoke greater change in our community by cultivating young leaders who will nurture the next generation of footballers. We want you to nurture the next ‘Victor Wanyama’ and ‘Arnold Origi’ from these small boys I see here,” Mburu told the new set of graduands.

He reckoned that his administration, if elected the next Thika MP, would set aside 2% of every CDF allocation towards the growth of sports in the constituency. 

Mburu promised to link up Thika youth with the Aspire Football Dreams (AFD) project and Barcelona FC to identify football talents and provide young boys an opportunity to demonstrate their skills. This he added, would enable them to receive educational scholarships as well as getting an opportunity to fulfill their dream of reaching the heights of international football. 

AFD prides in providing a holistic talent development including private school education, coaching, social, medical and sport scientific support. It also provides an opportunity to pursue an international career in football. 

“My dream is to create a football academy that will feed Thika United with quality young players for generations to come. I want to bring back that lost football glory of the KTM FC era which basically excelled from our own home-based players,” he said.

The aspirant also promised to support women football and especially work with stakeholders to see to it that ‘Thika Queens FC’, who are currently Kenya's champions, achieved the heights of international football.

Davies Chege, the FKF chairman Aberdares Region praised this initiative saying the support had helped them in the development of football in the Thika Sub-Branch.

“Mburu has been sponsoring all the 16 teams in the Thika sub-branch which has seen us through the league. He has now sponsored the training of 38 coaches and 40 referees. This will definitely improve the standards of football in Thika and create more employment opportunities,” said Chege.

Patrick Wambua (Patoo), a former Bidco FC player and coach, was very ecstatic on receiving his refereeing certification and kits.

“I am just speechless! I see Thika football going to the next level. I am now licensed to officiate matches both within the region and in the FKF national-wide league. This is regular employment for me,” said Patoo.

Through this initiative, Morris Mburu has managed to secure the job for these referees who have already started officiating matches and are earning from their new careers. Last evening event saw 15 clubs get uniforms and footballs to enable them participate in their respective leagues.

The aspirant is now inviting all football teams in both Thika East and Thika West Sub-Counties to register for a football tournament that is scheduled to start in the next one week, which will be fully sponsored by the aspirant.

Otherwise, Mburu appealed to the residents of Thika Constituency to come out in large numbers when the Jubilee nominations will be announced and vote him in as the party flag bearer.

“I am vying for the Thika seat on a Jubilee Party ticket. I therefore appeal to you to come out in large numbers and vote for me during the nominations and I promise to make Thika great again,” said Mburu.

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