[PHOTOS] Kothbiro tournament suspended indefinitely

The tournament organizers had to call off the match due to security reasons and fans unrest.

In Summary

• Police fired tear gas canisters and live bullets into the air outside the Ziwani grounds to disperse unruly fans protesting referee's business.

• The thrilling match between Borussia from Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete, ended 1-1. No penalties were taken. 

Chaotic scene as rowdy youths interrupts the much anticipated match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Chaotic scene as rowdy youths interrupts the much anticipated match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kothbiro tournament 2022 has been suspended indefinitely after unruly youths interrupted the proceedings in the second half.

The tournament organizers had to call off the match due to security reasons and fans unrest.

Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia funs cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia funs cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Police fired tear gas canisters and live bullets into the air outside the Ziwani grounds to disperse unruly fans protesting referee's business on grounds that Leeds equalizing goal was offside.

The thrilling match between Borussia from Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete, ended 1-1. No penalties were taken.

Chaotic scene as rowdy youths interrupts the much anticipated match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Chaotic scene as rowdy youths interrupts the much anticipated match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI

The organizers will give their verdict on the same after having a meeting.

The winning team is to be awarded 300k alongside a trophy while the losing team goes home with 100k.

Football enthusiasts celebrate during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Football enthusiasts celebrate during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The annual Koth-Biro tournament was first held in 1978 with the primary objective of nurturing new footballing talent and enabling upcoming players to compete with and against top international teams as well as an advocacy tool to bring the youths together to address social and economic issues.

Football enthusiasts celebrate during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Football enthusiasts celebrate during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia fans cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia fans cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Nairobi Governor aspirant Richard Ngatia waves to the crowd. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Nairobi Governor aspirant Richard Ngatia waves to the crowd. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Footbal fans celebrate
Footbal fans celebrate
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia funs cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Football enthusiasts and supporters of Borussia funs cheer the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
Former MP Peter Kenneth watches the match. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Former MP Peter Kenneth watches the match. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Nairobi Governor aspirant Richard Ngatia waves to the crowd. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Nairobi Governor aspirant Richard Ngatia waves to the crowd. /WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football fans cheering during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football fans cheering during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football fans cheering during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Football fans cheering during the match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Match between Home team Borussia Majengo and Leeds United from Kabete during the Annual Kothbiro tournament finals at Ziwani grounds on January 6, 2022./WILFRED NYANGARESI