Nyali MP, Hon. Hezron Awiti has launched a
project of engaging his area youths to take part in sport
during the launching of the Nyali Community Development
Fund (CDF) Cup at Frere Town ground, Mr. Awiti said the
project is aimed at refraining the youth from involving
themselves in radicalisation and drug abuse.
“If we keep our
youth by involving them in various sport activities, I’m sure we
will help many and have a big number of them abstain from
engaging in crime related activities,” said Mr. Awiti.
Mr. Awiti popularly
known as ‘Jobo Jobo” asked the youth within his area and Mombasa
at large to take keen interest in sports to help them go further
in pursuing their talents which can be a source of income to
“We want many of our
youth to be signed by top SportPesa Premier League clubs and
European top clubs including Manchester United, Man City,
Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich
among many others,” said Awiti who has declared interest to vie
for the Mombasa governorship in next year’s general election.
Kongowea MCA, Jabes
Oduor thanked Awiti for knowing the importance of sports for the
youths and ladies. He said other sports expected to be organised
by the Nyali CDF include netball, ladies soccer and draft among
tournament has attracted 16 teams from Nyali area and it is
going to run up to November 12 when the final is to be held at
Frere Town ground.
In the first match
played at Frere Town ground and watched by a capacity crowd
which included Mr Awiti and other VIPs, Frere Town beat
in the tournament are Kadzandani, Lighthouse, Ziga, Ziwani
Youth, Kongowea United, Crossroads Dayton, Wembe Stars, Nyali
Strikers, Bakarani Strikers, Kisauni Youth, Taifa Stars,
Kisimani Youth, Black Madrid, Soldier Boys, Maweni Youth and
Kongowea United takes on Wembe Stars at AIC Kongowea ground
while on Thursday, Crossroad Dayton entertain Nyali Strikers at
the same venue.