Teams deserve better

Kenya Sevens beat Zimbabwe to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. It is the third team sport from Kenya, after men’s hockey and women’s volleyball, to grace the Olympics.

While we congratulate the Kenya Sevens team for this feat, we remind them that the hard part has now started in earnest.

The team faces a lengthy season ahead, with 10 legs of the World Sevens Series in addition to the Olympic Games.

Plans for proper preparations should be in place with good remuneration to motivate the players. The team left for the qualifiers without any contracts. It is to be hoped that the Kenya rugby Union will address this matter.

While rugby is celebrated, football is in disarray even after President Uhuru Kenyatta promised Harambee Stars that a chartered plane would ferry them to their return match against Cape Verde, whom they beat 1-0 on Friday in their World Cup qualifier.

The players have vowed not to board the plane until their allowances are paid.

Just where are the Sports Cabinet secretary, Mr Hassan Wario, and the FKF president, Mr Sam Nyamweya?

The players deserve better treatment if they are to perform well.