Deputy President William Ruto has pledged Ksh50 million bonus to the Harambee Stars if they beat Ethiopia at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.
Ruto, who visited the team’s morning training at the match venue also revealed that allowances amounting to Ksh250 million have also been released by the government.
Governor Mike Sonko has also pledged 3million to the players if the beat Ethiopia, he also offered 150 buses to transport fans from various city estates to the stadium for free. Several other leaders have offered other forms of support including transporting fans to the stadium for free
Harambee Stars face the Waliyas in the Afcon 2019 qualifiers return match and a win could see them qualify for the continental showpiece slated for mid next year in Cameroon.
Kenya has not been represented at the Africa’s biggest football event since the 2004 edition in Tunisia.
On Thursday the Cabinet Secretary for sports Rashid Echesa announced free entry to the Kasarani Stadium for fans on the match day.
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko on the other hand pledged free transport with 150 buses on offer.
Harambee Stars top Group F of the qualifiers on four points after beating Ghana 1-0 and drawing with Ethiopia 0-0 Wednesday.
With Fifa ban on the Sierra Leone FA still in place, three points for Stars Sunday will see them through and break the 14 year jinx.
Over DP Ruto’s contribution, this is the hilarious reaction by one online pundit Onyango Ochieng Jnr;
“Rainmaker William Ruto has promised to give Harambee Stars 50 Million Kenya Shillings if they win tomorrow. I still wonder why President Uhuru gallivants every Western capital with a begging bowl, perambulating allover Chinese Capital begging for debts when Ruto can singlehandedly lend the NATION! I am beginning to suspect that those Ksh.15 TRILLION hidden out of the country belong to this Sugoi Gladiator. Imagine if he agreed to loan Kenya just one TRILLION or even 5 TRILLION or the whole 15 TRILLION to sort our budget for 5 years….Uhuru should swallow his pride now & ask Ruto….Ruto will just smile, jump into his mattress account & fork the amount…Ruto’s mattress is 32 inches, instead of mattress inside, it has a LAKE OF CASH”– Onyango Ochieng Jnr
Parts of this story were adapted from KAHAWATUNGU.CO.KE