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Footballer Turns House Into Bakery For Survival

Footballer Turns House Into Bakery For Survival

As covid-19 infections continue, the 27 year old Kenyan footballer identified as Oyemba Jeff reveals how covid-19 pandemic has so far been a blessing to his family.

Oyemba who is popularly known as the national goalkeeper also played for Kariobangi Sharks for the past 5 years until he terminated his contract early this year on mutual consent.

The footballer was considering signing for another football club before the Kenyan government announced the suspension of all sports activities in the country due to coronavirus outbreak, something that rendered him jobless.

After thinking critically on how to take care of his dear wife and two kids, Oyemba turned into a baker.

Footballer Turns House Into Bakery For Survival

During an exclusive interview at his home in Komarock estate in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, he simply told Nation that he always had a passion of cooking.

‘I have been trained as a professional cook. My wife is also a chef and currently employed in a supermarket.’

This cooking background helped the footballer, who was part of the squad for Harambee Stars that participated in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, to temporarily transform to baking cakes.

He transformed two of his rooms into a bakery, where all preparations are made.

He usually bakes 200 packets of cakes for sale every single day. Each packet contains five cakes and sold between Kshs42 (Ugx1,470) and Kshs50 (Ugx1,750) for retail and whole sale respectively.

His main market are retail shops and Supermarkets.

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