I have read with absolute disgust the comments by a few mindless people regarding Kakamega Homeboyz FC.
According to them, we are a dishonest club and have been using corrupt means to make our way to the top of the FKF Division one Zone B standings.
They have been all over the media and social sites announcing to the world that we are a bad club.
What they have said and written has caused me the players and fans especially, a lot of hurt and despair. I really do not know what agenda they have.
As a person of command at Homeboyz, I would like to categorically state that we are not involved in any form of bribery or match-fixing as has been announced.
In addition, I would advise anyone with any information that may incrimate us to forward it to the relevant authorities, as we are ready to prove our innocence if need be.
Have not complained
I would like to make a few things clear.
First, the match in question vs Nzoia United was played infront of a huge crowd at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega including officials from the Kenya Referees Association (KEFORA) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF).
After the match, they were happy, as was the match Commisionar on the day and so far, they have not written to us concerning any problems related to the match.
Secondly, our opponents Nzoia United have also not lodged a complaint either to us or the federation and after the match we prayed and shared jokes together.
If anything and in my opinion, they should be the first to complain, so if the have not, why should someone else do so?
That aside, anyone who knows Kakamega Homeboyz will tell you that we have come a long way to where we are now.
We started from the FKL division two, where we finished top of the table by a very long way and made many friends with the football we played.
Last season, we were promoted to the current Division one and to this day, we have only lost once in the league, to the Nakuru AllStars, where we could also have complained, but we did not and are now top of the table.
If you ask around and check our records, we have a history of excellence and our football does the talking all the time.
And anyway, even if we did have the money to spend, would we have such a good track record?.
Our team is very young (Average age is close to 20) and the players are learning their trade at the club.
In Western Kenya, we are the youngest team and apart from a few players here and there who have played in the Premier League before like Dennis Mukaisi, we are very young.
Might the people trying to soil our name be from the old school, those who we denied a chance to play because of age? Why are they trying to derail a project that has helped young players make a living and a name for themselves?
Added to that, people know what I do for a living, how can I compete with big companies and established corporates if it comes to spending? Don't they have more money to spend than we do?
It is really disturbing.
Watch us play
In conclusion: To the people who have read or heard ill about Kakamega Homeboyz FC, I would like to urge you to come watch us play the beautiful game.
I believe in talking on the pitch and I would like it to stay that way.
We play Bandari in the Mashujaa day cup on 20 October 2012 in Nairobi, I would like to ask those who can, to come watch us play and then make up their minds on what to believe.
As for our loyal fans, thank you for sticking with us through all. I would like to say that the good times are coming and no one will change that.
Nothing will stop the rise and rise of Homeboyz, not a few envious individuals.