Uasin Gishu Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman Paul Tororei is confident that the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament will be successful.
The junior tournament, which kicked off last year, will be hosted at Huruma Grounds for Uasin Gishu county as some schools will be hosting other.
In the boys category, a record 54 teams have registered for the title while 12 girls team will be playing for the crown.
“This is the largest entry in the county and we are hoping for a successful tournament comes Saturday. With such big entry, we have divided them into eight pools in the 54 boys’ category,” said Tororei.
“We are hosting boys’ matches this weekend while women and remaining men’s team will play next weekend. Today ((Thursday), we have a stakeholders meeting, planning to know their venues, pooling and game rules,” added Tororei.
He said the tournament has come at the right time since the schools have closed and majority of these players are in school and they will offer a competitive play.
“This is a good initiative to develop youthful talents in the county and the country. The tournament involves youth between 16-20 years of age and because schools have closed, the tournament will be more competitive,” said Tororei.
Rift valley will be hosting their tournaments until February.
“We are using eight venues especially schools because of the facilities as they play in a knock-out basis and we are very ready and the success of the tournament is well realized.