Mudavadi Breaks Bank to Help AFC Leopards Build Stadium

  • ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi speaks during the 15th Memorial Service of the late Vice President Kijana Wamalwa in Kitale on August 23, 2018.
    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi speaks during the 15th Memorial Service of the late Vice President Kijana Wamalwa in Kitale on August 23, 2018.
    Daily Nation
  • Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi on Friday, June 5, moved to help football club AFC Leopards officially acquire land donated to them by the late president Daniel Arap Moi.

    While donating Ksh 633,000 to the club, the politician announced that the money would be used to clear land rates accrued on the 20-acre piece of land.

    "Many years ago the Kenyan government allocated AFC Leopards about 20 acres of land. The same was done for Gor Mahia, as the two are the leading teams in the country, and we have some historical background to that.

    "I have personally donated a cheque worth Ksh 633,000 to AFC Leopards as a sign of hope to help the club pay for the stand premium and charges to have their 20 acres piece of land processed by the Ministry of Lands," he stated.

    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi presenting the cheque to AFC Leopards Team on June 5, 2020.
    ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi presenting the cheque to AFC Leopards Team on June 5, 2020.

    Mudavadi noted that despite being one of the oldest Kenyan football clubs, the club was yet to have its own stadium.

    He stated that Igwe could now proceed to build a home stadium while handing the cheque to the chairman of AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda.

    "This will enable them to have a permanent home. We hope they can now build a sporting complex that can become a centre of pride for the sporting fraternity in this country. I call upon other well-wishers and corporates to stand with and support the sports sector in the country," he stated.

    Mudavadi further pledged to assist the team by providing additional financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic for both players and management.

    He further observed that the players needed support in these difficult times whilst awaiting the government's directives on the resumption of the football league.

    In March 2020, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) moved to suspend the top-flight league owing to cases of Coronavirus being reported in the country.

    KPL CEO Jack Oguda stated that the league would only resume after receiving direction from the Ministry of Health.