•Eastleigh will be representing the hosts Metropolitan, Bison (Nyanza), Flamingo (Rift Valley), Pirates (Coast) and Sukari (Western).
•DFFK President Stephen Waweru hopes the current event will generate a lot of interest and hopes to have many teams on board in 2023.
Five teams will feature in the Deaf Football Federation of Kenya (DFFK) play-off finals set for December 2 at the University of Nairobi.
According to the fixtures released by DFFK, the teams have been drawn from the five regions thus Metropolitan, Nyanza, Rift valley, Coast and Western.
Eastleigh will be representing the hosts Metropolitan, Bison (Nyanza), Flamingo (Rift Valley), Pirates (Coast) and Sukari (Western).
DFFK President Stephen Waweru hopes the current event will generate a lot of interest and hopes to have many teams on board in 2023.
“It is time to create awareness and prove that Individuals can play football. We are hoping that come 2023, there will be more clubs to join the deaf football league."
Each team is expected to play four matches with two fields being used for the championships. In the opening matches, Eastleigh will take on Bison in Field A as Sukari play Flamingo in Field B.
He said DFFK will compete in World Deaf Football in Malaysia in September next year.
" We are, therefore, planning to have national trials in April to pick a team for the Malaysia showpiece. The league will help us identify the most improved players from all clubs before selecting the final squad," said Waweru.
He said they have a share of their challenges considering they have no league sponsor hence they are struggling financially. “We are appealing to cooperate sponsors to come to our rescue,” added Waweru.
Eastleigh vs Bison
Bison vs Flamingo
Bison vs Pirates
Flamingo vs Eastleigh
Pirates vs Flamingo
Sukari vs Flamingo
Pirates vs Eastleigh
Eastleigh vs Sukari
Sukari vs Pirates
Sukari vs Bison