Kenya Pipe­line to spon­sor show in Nakuru to­mor­row

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

As the Kenya foot­ball league sea­son draws to a close and the hol­i­days ap­proach, foot­ball tour­na­ments to keep the youth busy are set to be staged across the coun­try.

Kenya Pipe­line foot­ball tour­na­ment sched­uled for to­mor­row in Nakuru will get the pro­gramme rolling and will in­volve all gen­ders and dif­fer­ent age groups.

The event is part of a se­ries sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties Kenya Pipe­line will be un­veil­ing as a com­mu­nity out­reach strat­egy to cul­ti­vate good re­la­tions with com­mu­ni­ties, in­sti­tu­tions and the busi­nesses along the pipe­line right of way,” said Kenya Pipe­line Com­pany a man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Joe Sang. Kenya Pipe­line is spon­sor­ing the tour­ney.

He added: “The first such sport­ing ex­trav­a­ganza will be at Afraha Sta­dium, Nakuru this Fri­day when var­i­ous lo­cal teams will fight for top hon­ours in the KPC soc­cer tour­na­ment.”

“As Africa’s premier oil & gas com­pany with an eye on the con­ti­nent’s emerg­ing oil & gas op­por­tu­ni­ties, sports is one av­enue of em­pow­er­ing the peo­ple to be­come change agents in their own com­mu­ni­ties. KPC wel­comes Kenyans from all walks of life to come to Nakuru and en­joy an un­for­get­table sport­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.” Tour­na­ment co­or­di­na­tor Dick­son Gi­tari said the tour­na­ment will be a one-day af­fair and will see four dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories par­tic­i­pate.

“Our tar­get as usual is to try and nur­ture the tal­ent that abounds in Nakuru County as well as keep our youths busy and fo­cused dur­ing this fes­tive pe­riod to en­sure they use their en­er­gies to good ef­fect,” said Gi­tari.

The tour­na­ment that has drawn a to­tal of 18 teams will see two Wazee teams com­pete against each other be­fore giv­ing way for four ladies clubs to take to the pitch. Queens FC will be among the four teams who will take part in the women’s com­pe­ti­tion whose win­ners will pocket Sh20,000 with run­ners-up pock­et­ing Sh10,000.

As is the re­quire­ment, Gi­tari re­vealed that they had li­aised with the FKF subbranch as well as the Nakuru County sports min­istry to en­sure ev­ery­thing runs smoothly.

The main event will be the un­der-17 tour­na­ment, where eight teams among them Nakuru Youth Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, Mazembe, Makadara, Bon­deni, Ki­a­muini among oth­ers will com­pete for the Sh30,000 win­ners purse. There will also be an un­der 13 tour­na­ment which will fea­ture four teams.

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