23 February 2013

Kenya: Curtains Come Down On Wako Tournament

THE curtain comes down today as the Amos Wako football tournament ends with both the men's and women's finals. The men's final will pit Kapina FC against Border Lions while Bishop Sulumeti Girls from Teso will battle it out with Butula's Bulemia.

The finals will be graced by the sponsor who is also an aspirant for Busia Senator's seat, Amos Wako.

Among the dignitaries expected include Sports minister Ababu Namwamba, FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya, minister Paul Otuoma and Nec members Hussein Terry, Elly Mukolwe, Doris Petro and Angeline Mwikali. Wako sponsored the event with an aim of promoting unity and to tap talent that abounds in the County.

The finals will precede a special friendly match between FKF Western officials and former Harambee Stars legends. The legends include Mahmoud Abbas, Josephat Murila, Tony Lidonde, Jared Ingutia, Reginald Asibwa, Ghost Mulei, JJ Masiga and Francis Xavier among others.

The FKF team will include Moses Imai, William Musumba, Dickson Meso, Victor Ngosia, John Opondo, Bernard Mango, Richard and Daddi Issa.

The special match will be officiated by legendary referees Bramwel Onyiko, Gabriel Simiyu, Okiru Okatula and Longinus Pamba. Sulumeti beat Alexander Papa 1-0 in a thrilling semi-final match while Bulemia trounced Nambale Urban 3-0 in the other semi-final. Kapina qualified for the final after beating Lake View 2-1 while Border Lions beat Mau Mau Rangers 1-0 in the other semi.

The tournament started last November with 182 teams drawn from the seven constituencies of Teso North, Teso South, Nambale, Matayos, Funyula, Butula and Budalangi.

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