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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Super eleven FC wins Ol-Moran MCA Football Tournament

By Grace Wangui
Football enthusiasts turned up in large numbers on November 2, 2014 at Sipili Football Stadium to witness the final of Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly (MCA) football tournament.
The MCA with Super eleven FC players
The tournament has been organized to avoid idleness among the youths in Ol-Moran ward, increase competitiveness among soccer clubs in Ol-Moran, to identify and develop soccer talents in Ol-Moran and to promote club development in the ward. The tournament was sponsored by Ol-moran Member of County Assembly.
Five teams participated namely: Sipili Secondary school, Lariak Secondary school, Kio FC, Charlton United and Super eleven FC.
The final was between Chalton United and Super eleven FC. Super eleven FC emerged victorious with a 1-0 margin. The solitary goal was scored by Francis Macharia.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Ol-Moran Member of County Assembly Hon Duncan Ndegwa said that he was impressed by the quality of the tournament this year. He urged the teams to continue training in order to improve during the next tournament.
He said that the winner of Sipili tournament will face either Kijito FC or Ol-Moran FC in three weeks time once their tournament concludes on November 16, 2014. He promised to organize for transportation for more than one hundred (100) football supporters to travel to Ol-Moran on November 16, 2014 to witness the final of Ol-Moran tournament.
Ol-Moran MCA addressing football fans
He called for the football players to form one strong team that can represent the ward in the national tournament. He promised to organize for a friendly match between the winner of Ol-Moran ward and Igwamiti ward once they conclude their tournament.
He said that the county government is keen on promoting football and that once the Governors Football Tournament ends he will organize for the winners to play against teams from Sipili.
“Harambee Stars coach should come to Ol-Moran Ward in search of talents. We have talents fit for Harambee Stars,” said Hon Ndegwa.
Super eleven FC was issued with a trophy as well as ten thousand Kenya Shillings (10,000) for winning the tournament. Charlton FC who were the runners up got five thousand Kenya shillings (5,000), Sipili Secondary School received Ksh 3,000 while Kio received Ksh 2,000. Super eleven FC also received football kits.
The MCA has called upon teams to start registering for the next tournament which will start in January 2015. So far the MCA has spent more than Ksh 100,000 in organizing the football tournaments.
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