Deaf Football Federation of Kenya (DFFK) has been at the forefront of promoting Deaf football in the country. Over the years, the federation has organized several regional championships that have given rise to national championships. However, in a recent turn of events, the federation faced some financial challenges that affected the rollout of its 2023 season.
Last year, DFFK ended its previous launched regional championships, which commenced with national championships. This year, the federation rolled out a new season that started with challenges. Unfortunately, three regions(Nyanza, Coastal and Western regions) were unable to continue due to financial challenges. This was a significant setback for the federation as it had hoped to reach a wider audience.
Despite the challenges, the federation remains optimistic and has come up with a new strategy to fund the different regions to impact deaf football positively. DFFK is now appealing to sportsmen to come together and support the federation in its mission to promote the game. The federation believes that with collective efforts, Deaf football can continue to grow in Kenya.
Apart from the financial challenges that have affected some regions, the Metropolitan region has seen a decline in the number of teams that sign up for the championship. This is primarily due to three teams that withdrew from the competition due to internal conflicts. Additionally, Blackstars, Scotland and Sportiff Deaf FCs was unable to participate due to financial challenges.
The decline in the number of teams in the metropolitan region is a cause for concern for the federation. However, DFFK remains committed to promoting the game and is calling on all stakeholders to support its efforts. The federation believes that by working together, they can address the challenges facing the game and continue to attract more players.
Looking forward, the federation is already making plans for the 2023 championships. DFFK is inviting sponsors to come on board and support the tournament. The federation believes that with the support of sponsors, they can expand the reach of the game and give more opportunities to players.
In conclusion, DFFK has been instrumental in promoting Deaf football in Kenya. However, the recent financial challenges have affected the rollout of the new season, with some regions unable to continue. Nevertheless, the federation remains optimistic and is calling on all stakeholders to support its efforts. With collective efforts, Deaf football can continue to grow in Kenya and beyond.
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