Newly elected Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association (KPSSA) national chairman Ben Achieng has promised to re-introduce gymnastics once the school games resume.
Achieng, who was elected national chairman during the national elections held on Monday at the Jogoo House said that he wants to give opportunities to other talents that had been sidelined due to coronavirus pandemic that affected sports world wide.
“I really want to bring back gymnastics into the school games because of their great entertainment and opening doors for many talents that are now under siege. If funds will be available, of which we have been promised, we shall do that during ball games,” he said.
Achieng, the Yala Township headmaster floored Chris Lipondo to capture the position after garnering 18 votes against Lipondo’s 9 said that they have to retake teachers to clinics to relearn basics in sports now that the world has opened for sports.
“Once we settle in office, we shall take clinics to all eight regions in this country to ensure that everybody is involved. I will sit down with executive members and all stakeholders to ensure that we nurture these talents at primary level because many sportsmen and women start their career at this level before any progression,” he added.
He revisited the last two years saying that they were tough with low finances and commitment from some quarters.
“It will be a tall order to rise to the top again but we are organizing ourselves well. With various clinics planned rest assured that things will change to be better this year,” promised Achieng.
Coming from Siaya county, the national chairman will be assisted by Ahamed Dekkow from North eastern, secretary remains Etyang Mamai from Rift Valley, who will be assisted by Eastern’s Dianah wambua and the treasurer is Margaret Ngale from Coast.
The executive members are Sarah Muhonja from Western, Charles Maina (central), Patrick Mbui, Raha Abdi, Alice Nyabone, James Marite, Issa Kibwana and Muamud Ahmed.