Webuye West Member of Parliament Hon. Dan Wanyama revived his Amboseli Cup over the weekend which he sponsored fully and more than 55 teams across the country participated; both men and women.
Addressing the media after the completion of the two day Amboseli tournament that was held at Matulo Girls in his Constituency, Wanyama who is the chair of Sports committee in the National Assembly said the aim of the tournament was to identify and nurture the great talents among the youth and how to tap them for their own good.
He said it also aimed to help the people of Bungoma County, he is also planning to sponsor the workshop for fourteen days to sharpen the skills of both the volley ball coaches, referees and players so that they can utilize their talents nationally and internationally.
“I am a proud product of sports and this volleyball to be precise, it put me in the Kenyan map and it has led me to where I am today so it’s possible if you utilize the talent well and that means you should have high level of discipline because that’s what has eroded many great players of volleyball, ” said Wanyama.
He added that volleyball in many schools has kept students disciplined and encouraged every school to embrace sports.
He emphasized that the Kenya Kwanza slogan of Bottom Up is equally going to apply to volleyball and other games as they will start from the local level i.e. from ward level up to the national level so that every youth with talent can be recognized and supported by the Ministry.
On his part, Bungoma volleyball chairman Mr. Martin Makokha said they will equally have a workshop and are aiming at making sure that talents are tapped all the way from villages and every talented youth is involved.
However, Makokha complained of lack of resources to support the good course and appealed to well wishers and leaders of good will to intervene and support them so that they can help talented youths to realize their dreams.