eKenyan born Norwegian professional footballer who currently plays for Kongsvinger Arnold Origi made a visit to Kwale County to honor his pledge of supporting the SambaSports mission of fighting drug abuse through talent development and Education.
The former Harambee stars goalkeeper had pledged to give SambaSports (Kwale based CBO) soccer boots in support of the under 12yrs soccer events that are held in various wards in Kwale County. The event graced by County officials, Directors and Members of SambaSports, Maeneo Legacy officials and county residents was held at Kombani Force grounds in Waa-Ng’ombeni ward. The colorful and morale boosting event saw two friendly soccer matches staged in honor of the soccer legend. Origi was impressed by the talents displayed by the young boys during the matches and assured them of his support to nature them.
He latter offered the kids soccer boots and promised them many more kits. He advised the kids to ensure they maintain the same level of discipline because is key to prosperity in any field. He further asked them to put more effort in their studies to diversify their opportunities. In addition he said that drug abuse has killed so many dreams of renowned people all over the world and none has been famous for consumption of the same..
Origi (in black) poses with the young boys after donating soccer boots
Speaking during the event the founder and Partnership Advisor of SambaSports Mr. Mohamed Mwachausa thanked Mr. Origi for honoring his promise. He said that the kids need role models like him to talk to them as a living example in the society. “We are looking forward for a second visit with an elaborate program of fun and motivational talk latter in 2019” added Mr. Mwachausa.
The SambaSports CBO in collaboration with Maeneo Legacy and other partners has vowed to color the world of young men and women in Kwale County through advocating for embracement of Education and Discipline and Talent development. The boarder county has in the past experienced high level of school drop outs, juvenile crime and extremism amongst youth. “Drug abuse is the mother of all evil amongst our youth, we need to collaborate to fight the vice to make Kwale a better place for our youth and future generations” Said Mr. Ranzuga the Maeneo Legacy Chairman. He lauded Mr. Mwachausa for the efforts made so far and assured him that under his leadership at Maeneo Legacy he will always advocate for support whenever called upon by SambaSports.