Three Kenyan players are set to benefit from 50 million Euros advanced to the Swedish sports fraternity by the country’s government as coronavirus continues to shake sports globally.
Kenyan trio Erick Ouma, Joseph Okumu and Eric Johanna all ply their trade in the Swedish top flight football that has since been postponed due to the global scourge.
So far earnings for most sportsmen and women have drastically declined following postponement of most leagues. According to AIPS, the move was arrived at to cushion sports stakeholders for lack of income due to coronavirus pandemic.
Handball, basketball and ice hockey have all ended their seasons in Sweden, while the country’s league — the Allsvenskan — is postponed until June same as the same for the women’s league.
The friendly game between Sweden national team and Russia is cancelled too
Meanwhile, in Kenya, almost all disciplines have taken a break following the government’s directive barring all gatherings.
Football has been suspended until April 4 though the Kenyan Premier League Limited has hinted that the title could be handed over to the league leaders, Gor Mahia, should the competition end prematurely following coronavirus pandemic.