Mbakalo FC are the winners of this year’s Bungoma Liberation Tournament.
Kibisi FC were beaten 1-0 and were crowned second in a tough match played at Kibisi secondary school on Sunday August 25.
The tournament was organized and funded by Bungoma Liberation Patron Zachariah Barasa.
Barasa said that he wants to tap into village talents that would otherwise been wasted.
“Majority youths are currently on holiday and as such i organised for this tournament to help keep them busy during their vacation so that they cannot engage in vices that can ruin their future,” he said.
He stated that the tournament was organized in Mbakalo ward, Tongaren constituency and was attended by area MCA Bethwel Mwambu.
It was meant to support and nurture talents.
“This initiative is geared towards engaging youths positively so that they can become self empowered.
The team’s that qualified to the finals were, Mbakalo FC, Karima FC, Kibisi FC and Mukomari FC.
Mbakalo FC was awarded a pair of playing uniform, a ball and a trophy while Kibisi FC was awarded a pair of uniform and a ball while the third and fourth teams were given a ball each.
One of the organisers Namalwa Chesoli called on women and girls to take up talent training which will help them in becoming confident and become open minded to share issues that affects their daily lives.
He called on the government and other related agencies to help fight defilement among underage girls.
“Defilement is a vice that should be dealt with accordingly, the perpetrators should not be spared, they should be arrested and be arraigned in court because it leads to low self esteem and a number may be infected with HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases,” she added.
The guests who are in attended the functiom, Zachariah Barasa, Mbakalo MCA Bethwel Mwambu, former Kamukuywa MCA Moses Opicho, Lilian Etabale and Felix Matimbai a Kimilili ward MCA aspirant among others.