President Kenyatta congratulates Harambee Stars for winning CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

NAIROBI, 17 Dec 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated the national soccer team, Harambee Stars, for winning the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.


The national soccer team emerged winners after they beat Zanzibar 3-2 on post-match penalties at the finals played today at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.


President Kenyatta commended the players and football officials for their teamwork, discipline, determination and vision that has yield success.


“On behalf of an adoring and grateful nation and my Government, I congratulate our national team, Harambee Stars, for playing valiantly right from the preliminaries to the finals and emerging the CECAFA champions. Hongera, you have done us proud,” President Kenyatta said.


The Head of State said Harambee Star’s victory proved that with proper focus, commitment and organization, the country has the potential to become a soccer powerhouse in the region as well as in the continent.


He affirmed his commitment to supporting the development of sports as an avenue to nurture talents and empower the youth.