MACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 28 – The Governor of Machakos County Dr Alfred Mutua has launched a Sh 3 million football tournament for three Ukambani counties.
The Dr Alfred Mutua Maendeleo Chap Chap football tournament will draw teams from Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties.
Mutua said the tournament will be held from the location, ward, sub county and finally at the county levels.
“The tournament which is likely to last six months will see the winner pocket Sh3 million. Each of the teams from the locational level will receive a football each and two jerseys for each player,” Mutua said.
“I want to develop talent which is critical in sports .We must grow the great talent that is lying unexploited among our youth,” the Governor said, and challenged other stakeholders to support the tournament to ensure it was a success.
Mutua said there will be adequate vigilance to ensure no player crosses from one location to another during the tournament.
The tournament launch is seen as part of Mutua’s initiative to popularize his Maendeleo Chap Chap movement launched last month.