Former rugby star Elkeans Musonye made history following his appointment to be an ambassador for the World Peace School Sports Day.
Through a statement dated Wednesday, August 3, World Peace School Sports Day announced Musonye as Sports Ambassador.
His appointment made him the first African to land that lucrative role with the international organisation.
Musonye's role will include lobbying world leaders through various sporting activities to support communities in war torn regions, including Ukraine.File photo of former rugby player Elkeans Musonye in actionFile
"Sports is a powerful tool to promote peace, It brings people together from all parts of the world despite their culture, race and religion. It teaches us the value of good sportsmanship, teamwork and respect which builds social cohesion amongst individuals," he stated.
As a Kenya International and a WPSSD ambassador, I am proud to support World Peace School Sports Day in spreading the peace message and creating opportunities for better healthier lives across the world," he added after landing the role.
According to World Peace School Sports Day, Musonye's appointment had been backed by Kenya Rugby Union.
"Our aim is to empower young people to use sport and physical activity to reaffirm international values of peace and friendship. By paying a Pound a Euro or a Dollar to take part they will be raising money to help those suffering in the midst of war.
In coming years, we will continue to promote these values and fundraise for those in conflict globally," the international organisation explained.
The former Strathmore Leos forward was among the players that represented the country in the Hong Kong Cup of Nations in 2017.
After a long stint with the rugby national team, the former Kakamega High School alumni retired.A photo of the Kenya Sevens Rugby Team lifting President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, April 21, 2016.Fileukraine russia
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