Mombasa County leaders in collaboration with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) South Coast Branch have launched a football tournament. At least 16 teams drawn from Nyali and Kisauni will battle it out for top honours in the mega tournament to be played on knockout stages.
The month-long tournament will see the winner’s bag in trophies and cash money in the overall awards courtesy of Nyali Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
Speaking during the launch Nyali MP Awiti Bolo accompanied by Kongowea Member of County Assembly Jabess Mudhai Oduor and other leaders he urged the youth to engage in sports and keep off from drugs which, he, said have rendered them vulnerable to radicalisation and terrorism activities.
Awiti has also vowed to sponsor the two best teams for a period of two years. “It’s very important to include youth in sports. The tournament is made to keep the youth busy away from drugs and other insecurity-related activities within Mombasa County,” said Bollo.
Some of the teams participating in the tournament are hosts Freetown and Kikulacho of Kisauni constituency.