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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Chalton United wins Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Football Tournament

By Bob Aston
Football enthusiasts turned up in large numbers on Sunday at Sipili Football Field. The occasion was to witness the handing of Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Football Tournament Trophy. Guests present included Laikipia Governor and Laikipia County Assembly speaker. The tournament was sponsored by Ol-moran Member of County Assembly.

The tournament was held to avoid idleness among the youths in Ol-Moran ward. Five teams participated namely: Sipili Secondary school, Lariak Secondary school, Kio, Charlton United and Kaharati. The final was between Chalton United and Lariak Secondary school. Charlton United emerged victorious with a 3-0 margin. John Kamau was the top scorer during the tournament with nine goals.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Duncan Ndegwa, warned those selling grass in the football pitch to desist from the act. Ndegwa told football enthusiasts in Ol-Moran ward that another tournament will start soon and the trophy will be handed in December.

Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu informed those present that the County Government will work with youths. Governor Irungu promised the youths that a county Football league will be formed.

“I will meet with all football representatives in Laikipia County to discuss on how we will form a Football league,” said Governor Irungu.

Chalton United was issued with a trophy as well as ten thousand Kenya Shillings (10,000) for winning the tournament. Lariak Secondary school who were the runners up got Five thousand Kenya shillings (5,000).

 Football teams in Ol-Moran were told to register for the new tournament which is about to begin. Football teams will be required to pay five hundred Kenya shillings (500) to register.
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