Javelin Star Yego, Ex-Footballers Ambani, Shollei Appointed To Sports Technical Committee

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 26: Julius Yego of Kenya celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s Javelin final during day five of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 26, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has appointed Kenya’s Javelin great Yego, ex-footballers Boniface Ambani & Sammy Shollei, amongst as members of Sports Technical Committee by Sports.

The committee will be chaired by Journalist Carol Radull.
Other members of the committee are; Neddy Kutsuru, Alfred Makotsi, Collins Kale, Kevin Mutai, Winna Shilavulu, Daniel Nakeor Losiru, and Shariffa Ochieng.

The appointments were made via a Gazette Notice dated 10th February 2023.The term of the Technical Committee include considering and proposing legislative and policy measures for the growth of Sports; support for the Kenya Academy of Sports(KAS) in running a nationwide program for identifying, developing and marketing Kenya’s best sporting and creative talent from across all 47 counties.

Other roles are; support programs and efforts aimed at getting the Harambee Stars to qualify for the 2030 FIFA World Cup and the Harambee Starlets to participate at the 2027 FIFA Women World Cup as well the 2028 CAF Women Africa Cup of Nations; institute measures aimed at improving Kenya’s medals haul at the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games; adopt and implement measures for raising the level of Kenyan football, including returning fans to stadia, attracting beneficial corporate partnerships, and improving governance of the sport; advice on the masterplan for upgrading sporting facilities and infrastructure countrywide to international standards, and to develop a framework to establish Kenya as a destination of choice for sports tour.

Shollei is an ex-international who featured for Tusker FC and Harambee Stars at his prime while Ambani tormented defenders while featuring for AFC Leopards and Yanga SC of Tanzania.

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