Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua launched the ‘Dr. Alfred Mutua Maendeleo Chap Chap Football Tournament’ for the 3 Ukambani Counties. The aim of the tournament is to grow talent from the location level across the Ukambani counties of Machakos, Makueni and Kitui. The tournament will also provide a platform for the Ukambani people to support their own as they develop their talent.
The tournament is planned to run for six months and will be exclusive to players at the locations with the winner taking home Ksh. 3M. The Machakos county governor has said that he will hold stakeholders’ meetings to strategize on the way forward and ensure the tournament is professionally run.
Mutua has continually insisted on the development of talent especially for young people and emphasizes that it is critical for the development of the culture and the sporting arena. It is with this awareness that he went ahead and created the Dr. Alfred Mutua Maendeleo Chap Chap Football Tournament.
The Machakos county governor has promised every location in the three counties with a football and also added that every participating player will receive two jerseys. Mutua also says that the tournament will aim to get young people cheering and participating in order to help in the growth of talent He also added strictly that the tournament is for players that can be drawn from specific locations and there will be no importation of players from other locations to play in another location. This is so as to help grow the talent from within.
By Bwire Marvin