Fan donates three pairs of boots to youth team

If it was not for their stiff muscles, aging bones and general lack of “moves” and “lyrics” the quartet of Willis Odembe, Eugene Apindi, Celestinus Otieno, and Judith Anyango could have broken into song and dance on Thursday afternoon at City Stadium.

The occasion was simple, it happened during the half time of Gor vs Bandari, the setting was our team’s home ground and it involved our clubs fans.

Earlier in the day, the youth team players had a 90 minute friendly against Dagoretti Egan FC, a game that they easily won 4-0. But during the game, most of the players kept coming out to either change their shoes or just do something to hold what they had on together – it was a sorry and sad state of affairs.

Just before leaving the training field, I received a text from a mr. Ondunga, an ardent Gor Mahia fan, “niaje bro, ingia kwa wall ya Gor kuna dem anapeana boots kwa under 19” (Hey bro, check out Gor’s wall, there is a lady giving out boots to the under 19 team).

I checked the post referred to and was mesmerized at how fast God can act, for there was no other way to put it except to claim the act as Godsend! A lady by the name of Tumme Daniel had three pairs of state of the art boots for the boys!

Well, to cut a long story short, Tumme and her friends (pictured) presented the boots to the quartet and now at least three of our junior players will have decent pairs of playing boots.

I would like to, in my own standing, and as treasurer of Gor Mahia Fans Foundation, and on behalf of all those that support the youth team, and on behalf of the players, thank Tumme abundantly for this act of generosity and love for the boys and to wish her all the best in her endeavors.

In the same breath, I would also like to encourage others, to emulate Tumme and assist in the development of our team’s youth system. As Malcolm X once said, “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, Gor Mahia is preparing for the future today and much as it may be difficult to make sense of investing in a youth system in a time when our senior team is struggling, we remind ourselves of the fact that even in famine, a wise farmer keeps some seed aside for when the rains come.

If it was not for their stiff muscles, aging bones and general lack of “moves” and “lyrics” the quartet of Willis Odembe, Eugene Apindi, Celestinus Otieno, and Judith Anyango could have broken into song and dance on Thursday afternoon at City Stadium.

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