Harambee Stars strikers Jesse Were (left) and Michael Olunga during a a past training session with the national team at Kasarani. PHOTOS | CHRIS OMOLLOHarambee Stars strikers Jesse Were (left) and Michael Olunga during a a past training session with the national team at Kasarani. PHOTOS | CHRIS OMOLLO
By NAHASHON MUSUNGU

Harambee Stars strikers Michael Olunga and Jesse Were have teamed up to support a local  initiative aimed at rallying fans to fill up stadiums and cheer the teams they support.

The two footballers, who play for Spanish La Liga side Girona and Zambia’s Zesco United respectively, have joined the campaign on social media with an appeal to local fans to fill up Afraha Stadium on Sunday when bitter rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards clash in the Super Cup.

The match pitting the Kenyan Premier League champions against the GOtv Shield champions will serve as the official curtain raiser for the 2018 season.

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The rallying call to fans to trade the comfort of their living rooms and pub stools for the stadium terraces is in partnership with the #JazaStadi  group initiative spearheaded by popular DJ Chris Darling and media personality Carol Radull.

Kenyan football has suffered a sharp decline in match attendance in recent times, something partly attributed to hooliganism in stadium and the local fans’ insatiable appetite for the English Premier League.

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