ABUNDANT TALENT

Holders Balaji EPZ knocked out of 22bet tourney

The other semi final will pit Samba Boys from Korogocho against Kariobangi Sports.

In Summary

•A goal from Anthony 'Walcott' Rupande was enough to eliminate the champions and book a place in the last four slot for Terror, from Mwiki, who will now face Kipande FC.

• The grassroots tournament has been going on despite the government restrictions that bar contact sports but Stephen Omondi, the organiser from Simama organisation, said it was the clubs' ideas for the tournament to be held as part of their pre season preparations.

 

Action between Balaji (Blue) and Terror Squad during the 22Bet Championship
Action between Balaji (Blue) and Terror Squad during the 22Bet Championship
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Holders Balaji EPZ were knocked out by Terror squad at the quarter final stage  in arguably the final before the final of the of the 22Bet Championship tournament at Kariobangi North Primary School grounds.

A goal from Anthony 'Walcott' Rupande was enough to eliminate the champions and book a place in the last four slot for Terror, from Mwiki, who will now face Kipande FC.

The other semi final will pit Samba Boys from Korogocho against Kariobangi Sports.

The grassroots tournament has been going on despite the government restrictions that bar contact sports but Stephen Omondi, the organiser from Simama organisation, said it was the clubs' ideas for the tournament to be held as part of their pre season preparations.

"This tournament has helped keep players and fans busy at this time when we are in the middle of a pandemic. The stress brought about by job losses for most can be redirected into doing positive things particularly in neighborhoods where criminal activities can soar,"he said.

22Bet, who are the African partners of French giants PSG said they will roll out such  tournaments countrywide and also include a girl's version.

"Talent is in abundance at the grassroots and if well harnessed, we can regularly produce players who can play in the world's best leagues.

"We will continue supporting initiatives that are geared towards supporting the youth realise their potential,"said Eric Mwai the betting firm's social media marketing manager.

All teams who reached the quarter finals were given one pair of uniform.