Sixteen football teams from Nyali constituency in Mombasa County
will participate in the inaugural tournament sponsored by
prominent Mombasa businessman Said Abdalla at the Joho Stadium
popularly known as Uwanja wa Mbuzi.
is organized by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF)
Mombasa sub-branch with the aim of occupying the youths in
the county and preventing them from engaging in immoral
FKF’s Juma Ali Goshi
applauded the sponsors of the tournament who distributed
uniforms and balls to the teams that will participate.
He called on the
teams that will take part in the tournament to maintain high
standards of discipline and sportsmanship. “This is a rare
opportunity and you should make use of it to attract more
sponsorship in football in the county,” he said.
football club head coach Bernard Mwalala will unveil the
under-18 football team this week before the opening of the
Sportspesa Kenya Premier league against defending champions Gor
He said the
selection of the team follows the conclusion of the trials last
He urged coast
region football players to take advantage of organized local
tournaments to nurture their talents.
“Let us rally behind
leaders who value sports and promote football in the region,” he
The coach said he is
a product of people who love football in the country.
that his parents were unable to pay his school fees but the
principal of the school allowed him to continue learning.
He pointed out that
his former school principal had allowed him to continue with his
studies despite the lack of school fees because he believed in
Meanwhile, youths in
the country have been urged not to involve themselves in drugs
and crime. Prominent Mombasa businessman Said Abdalla Salim
urged them to be active in sports.
He said sports can
not only occupy them and keep them away from negative activities
but can also economically empower them as a career.
“Time has come for
youths in the coast region to nurture their sports talent during
the December holiday season,” he pointed out.
Salim said there is
need for the youths in the region to plan their future through
tapping their talent in sports.
He spoke during the
inauguration of a tournament he has sponsored to be held at the
Joho stadium popularly known as Uwanja wa Mbuzi in Nyali
constituency in Mombasa County.