Thursday, 7 August 2008
For the last few years Kenya has not had many major sports events to host. But last year marked a major turning point when Kenya hosted the World Cross-Country Championships (dubbed the x-country coming home).
Next month Kenya will host the Junior volleyball championships next month. 2010 the country will host another athletics event this time the continental championships. If all goes well, the country will benefit immensely from the 2010 World Cup which will take place in South Africa.
I don't think there is a better time than this to invest in sports infrastructure. Not only will it pay back soon but also create good feeder grounds for sports disciplines like athletics,football,rugby and other disciplines.
Our sports associations need to be more aggressive in securing host status to get different partners to commit to these processes.