Guinness Football Challenge contestants travel to South Africa
A group of 16 Kenyans embarked on a ten-day trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, to participate in this year’s Guinness Football Challenge. The challenge, which will pit the Kenyans against contestants from four other African countries, will be aired on select television stations across Africa, with the first episode starting in Kenya in March.
A total of 20 teams from five participating countries will compete not only against their fellow countrymen, but also against other countries with the aim of claiming the Pan-African crown.
In what is promising to be an exciting show, our Kenyan contestants will have the chance to play for their country in the new Pan-African show, as they go head-to-head with contestants from Cameroon, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
The teams will be striving to prove that they are not mere spectators, but players with the skills and knowledge to go all the way to the final and be crowned Pan-African champions as well as win the exciting prize money that is up for grabs.
The Kenyan team comprises Stephen Githinji and Michael Kirwa, Oscar Litonde and Daniel Mwania, Chris Mwangi and Kenneth Njoroge, Willis Ogutu and Kenneth Karanja, Samuel Papa and Jared Obayo, Awadh Mbarak and Donald Otieno, Kepha Kimani and Francis Ngigi, Gideon Odhiambo and Stephen Mwangi.
Arianne Okong’o, the marketing manager, Guinness and Partner Brands - EABL, observed that: “We are incredibly excited for them as they are on the brink of making their football dreams a reality.”
“Once the best teams in Kenya have proven their worth against their fellow countrymen, they will have the chance to go head-to-head with the best duos from across Africa. They will have to show their skill and knowledge against contestants from Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. This is a first for the show as we see teams battle it out to be crowned Pan-African champions! This year is going to be even bigger and even better so make sure you don’t miss out on all the action.”