The Star (Nairobi)

28 November 2012

Kenya: Left Foot Sports to Launch Amateur Leagues in Kisumu and Mombasa

Plans are complete for Left Foot Sports to launch amateur leagues in Mombasa and Kisumu next season. Left Foot Sports managing director, Aman Bhasin, said this during a ceremony to award 2012 winners at Nairobi Simba Union over the weekend.

"We are working closely with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to spread amateur leagues to Mombasa and Kisumu and this will be our main mission next season," said Bhasin. "Our main aim is to engage ex-internationals to remain active in the sport and I strongly believe that we have several of retired players' in the two cities and with the help of the federation, the leagues can be a success," he added. Left Foot Sports have been running amateur leagues in Nairobi for the last eight years.

Speaking at the same function, FKF deputy chiefexecutive officer, Michael Esakwa, who was the chief guest, hailed Left Foot's relentless efforts to run the amateur leagues.

"The organisation of the leagues is very professional and as a federation, we will work closely with Left Foot Sports to make sure that they achieve targeted goals. I am also impressed to see ex-international players still being involved in the sport."

Former Gor and Harambee Stars striker William Odidi won the 2012 Division Four 'Golden Boot' award after notching 16 goals while Musa Ouma of Greenzone Properties scooped the top scorers' award in Division Five with 16 goals. Evan Mutai of Total Kenya was the top scorer in Division Two with 19 goals while Dennis Menesi of Madd FC won the honours in Division One after notching 17.

Another ex-international Johnstone Keffa Taso of Emmerdale FC won the Oldest Player Award while George Safare of Kiberstas scooped the Youngest Player award.

Consolidated Bank (Division One), Equity Bank (Division Two), Grant Thornton (Division Three) and Red Catalans (Division Four) won the most disciplined award in various categories.

Afya Sacco Society, MTN Business FC and Petra Boys were relegated to Division Two while Rapid Communications, Black Diamond and Total Kenya earned promotion to Division One.

Kenya Airways Cargo, Lavington United and Langata Sportive were also related to Division Three from Two while Kibrastas and GreenZone Properties will now play in Division Two next season.

Madd FC won the overall Division One trophy pocketing Sh100,000 while NPC Parklands Church and National Bank of Kenya (NBK) finished second and third bagging Sh70,000 and Sh50,000 respectively.

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