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NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21- The stage is set for the Safaricom Sakata Ball action in Nairobi this weekend.

The legendary City Stadium will be the venue of the youth soccer talent search during the regional finals.

Twelve teams will be battling it out for the honours to represent Nairobi Province in the nationals slated for the same venue next month.

Four of the teams will consist of girls being incorporated in the nationwide tournament for the first time.

In the boys’ category, Outering United from Kamukunji will be facing off with Patriots FC from Westland’s while ASEC Huruma of Starehe will battle it out with FISA FC of Makadara for slots in the semis.

Another group will see Mtaani FC representing Langata battle it out with FC Sid of Embakasi while Githurai United will square it out with Vapour FC from Dagoretti. Winners in these ties will advance to the semi finals.

The competition will also see FISA of Makadara, one of the few thriving privately-owned football academies in the competition participating.

This is the academy that produced the likes of Kenyan international Patrick Oboya.

Kibera Girls Soccer will face Vapour Sisters in the first semi final while TIA Hope will meet Mathare Soccer Club in the second for a chance in the finals in the girl’s category.

Nairobi marks the last of the regional ties with the action having already taken place in seven other regions among them Eastern, North Eastern, Central, Rift Valley, Western, Coast and Nyanza.

In all these provinces, teams that will be representing the regions have been identified after intense competition for the slots.

There is a total of Sh3.5 million in prizes to be won throughout the tournament with the national overall winners for boys clinching Sh500, 000 with their girls equivalent settling for Sh250,000.

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21- The stage is set for the Safaricom Sakata Ball action in Nairobi this weekend.

The legendary City Stadium will be the venue of the youth soccer talent search during the regional finals.

Twelve teams will be battling it out for the honours to represent Nairobi Province in the nationals slated for the same venue next month.

Four of the teams will consist of girls being incorporated in the nationwide tournament for the first time.

In the boys’ category, Outering United from Kamukunji will be facing off with Patriots FC from Westland’s while ASEC Huruma of Starehe will battle it out with FISA FC of Makadara for slots in the semis.

Another group will see Mtaani FC representing Langata battle it out with FC Sid of Embakasi while Githurai United will square it out with Vapour FC from Dagoretti. Winners in these ties will advance to the semi finals.

The competition will also see FISA of Makadara, one of the few thriving privately-owned football academies in the competition participating.

This is the academy that produced the likes of Kenyan international Patrick Oboya.

Kibera Girls Soccer will face Vapour Sisters in the first semi final while TIA Hope will meet Mathare Soccer Club in the second for a chance in the finals in the girl’s category.

Nairobi marks the last of the regional ties with the action having already taken place in seven other regions among them Eastern, North Eastern, Central, Rift Valley, Western, Coast and Nyanza.

In all these provinces, teams that will be representing the regions have been identified after intense competition for the slots.

There is a total of Sh3.5 million in prizes to be won throughout the tournament with the national overall winners for boys clinching Sh500, 000 with their girls equivalent settling for Sh250,000.

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