Friday, February 10, 2012

Football Kenya Federation Nairobi League Launch

by Thomas Bwire

The city stadium was the place to be last Saturday and we at Uweza family were not left out either as we all joined other soccer teams from the Nairobi region during the official launch of the Football Kenya Federation league.

Teams adorned in their soccer jerseys took center stage at the City Stadium stands as they keenly followed the day’s programme. Not forgetting our soccer boys who also stood out of the crowd with blue jerseys written Uweza too had been sandwiched in between the spectators.

Uweza Senior Team players among the spectators

Upon arrival at around midday, two soccer teams were on the pitch show casing who was mighty than the other, the teams were Roto Moulders and Outering The two teams strived to emerge winners, but as we all know we cannot all be winners, Outering won the match by 2 goals.

The next match was the one that many will  remember, the old guards i.e. former international team players Harambee stars and local journalists representing different mediums.

In less than 10 minutes of the game, three scores had been scored against the journalist and this made the soccer commenter of the day, ask why the journalists were weak on the pitch yet they are strong in their headlines that create great impact for the country. By end of the game the scores were 4 nil, perhaps a learning lesson to carry home and go back to the drawing board how the news makers can win their next match against the old guards.

The day could not end without some forms of entertainment from several invited groups that also included young leaders of today.

Children perform poetry and drama

In his speech the chairman of the Football Kenya Federation, Sam Nyamweya, said that he was very impressed that the Nairobi branch had initiated a league for this region. They are looking forward to work with any sponsors who are willing to support the league.
Football Kenya Federation Chairman Sam Nyamweya

Nyamweya also added that they are committed to transparency in managing soccer affairs in the country, as he gave Kenyans assurance that the country will not go back into the dark years of soccer mis-management.

Our team was almost full house with the delegation led by the soccer program Team Manager Charles Kaindi, Assistant Team Manager David Alal, Coaches Said Mohammed and Joash Ngaira all present in the VIP section, not forgetting Managing Director Jennifer Sapitro.

Uweza coaches watching the matches

The league will host more than 20 teams in Nairobi where teams participating will compete and the Uweza team will play under the Nairobi County League. We do wish them well as they embark on the hard journey and try to show case what they can offer.

For more photos of the event, check out the photo gallery here: http://uweza.org/gallery/leaguelaunch.html

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