Uasin Gishu County women football league will come to a conclusion this weekend after seven months of thrilling football within the county as County hosts the Under 17, 16 and 13 leagues at Huruma Ground
Being the first one of its kind, ten teams will battle out for top positions after the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Uasin Gishu sub branch initiated the women league and finally got the sponsor-Solwogidi Ladies Sports Association (Salasa).
Ten teams- St. Elizabeth, Langas Women, Pioneer ladies, Kahoya, Huruma Queens, Munyaka, Kipsinende ladies among others will converge at Wareng High school starting this Friday until Sunday to determine the winner of the league.
Sub branch chairman Paul Tororei said the teams have been playing the county league for the last seven months and come Sunday, we will know the winner.
“Each team had two matches to play and come this weekend, we will be able to know who was ripe for the league. We will get the title home,” said Tororei.
Solasa director Elizabeth Shako said she was prepared to sponsor the last games since she has been in football for a long time especially working with girls and women who are endangered and sponsoring such event will give a girl child an opportunity for talent prosperity.
“We have been in this women football for long and this weekend, we are partnering with FKF in making sure that our girls’ talents are exposed,” said Shako.
Meanwhile Huruma ground will host the Under 17, 16 and 13 football tournament this weekend.
The event will bring together all football clubs in the county to promote the talents of young people as a way of keeping football activity this festive season.
Tororei said the under 17, 16 and 13 leagues are always played during the school holidays to keep young people.
“It has come to our attention and we must ensure that we provide leadership in football that is why we always organize for junior teams to play and enjoy football across the county,’ said Tororei.
The sub branch head added that the under 13 category will play seven aside while the rest will play in normal football but reduce in timing.
“The under 17 and under 16, will play eleven players but time will be cut off to 20 minutes in each half while under 13, will play seven players aside,” added Tororei.
“We want our boys engaged this holiday before opening schools. This keeps the momentum for them so that the chain of football continuity in our county. And this is how we have been raining footballers each year,” concluded Tororei.