Lack of sports sponsorship has pushed many youths to abuse drugs in Mombasa, Loma Sharks football club coach Fadhili Kibwana has said.
Speaking to Jumuiya sports desk, Kibwana appealed to donors and well-wishers to rescue the club from the financial constraints it is currently experiencing.
He says the club lacks some of the basic necessities including playing kits.
According to Kibwana, the team despite having an exemplary performance in the ongoing Majaoni league chart, financing has been a challenge to the club.
“Our youngsters have not been able to attend friendly games due to inadequate sporting kits,” he said.
He notes that the club has been receiving little funds from willing parents.
“Some parents (For players) have been contributing some little funds in order to finance us both friendly and other games,” he noted
Kibwana said the club has managed to clinch the title for the fifth time in a row.
“I’m optimistic of winning the coming games. Most of my players are strong enough as demonstrated in our previous games,” he said.
The coach says the players are in two categories, the under 18s and the under 14s
He also adds that the aim of bringing the players together is to engage them so that they can remain in good health and refrain from drug and substance abuse.
Meanwhile a diehard fun for the club Juma Malingi said he is optimistic that the team will emerge the overall winner in the ongoing Majaoni Football tournament.
He however lashed out at the local leaders on claims of failing to keep their promises of funding the club.
“We only see them during campaign rallies. They promise us heaven but at the end of the day they do nothing,” Malingi lamented.
He asked local leaders to support the club saying that is the only way to engage youths and keep them off drug and substance abuse.