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It’s all systems go as Sh10million Governor’s cup tournament kicks off

By Isaac Mutiso, Kakamega

The much awaited Governor Barasa cup tournament has kicked off.

More than 1500 teams will take part in the second edition of the 2023 Governor’s cup which will take place from September 2023 to January 2024.

Football players in action at Bushiri primary school -Photo/GPU

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa said the competitions will begin from the ward level, to the sub county and finally the county bonanza which will be held in December and January.

“This Governors cup we invite all scouts from National super league, Premier league and across board because we want our players to exercise their best capabilities,” Barasa said.

Barasa was speaking when he launched the Governors 2023 edition at Bushiri primary school in Navakholo constituency.

Governor Fernandes Barasa (centre) with UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala (right) and Sports CECM Mophat Mandela-Photo/GPU

The competition will involve football and volleyball which will be played by both men and women while, rugby (men) and netball (women).

“This tournament will be a platform to allow our young men and women showcase their talents across the county. This will also be an opportunity to reduce youth unemployment,” he added.

The county boss added that the competition will see four teams battle out to win a total of Sh10million which will be divided among the winning teams.”For the first time we will have rugby, volleyball and netball and we have registered more than 1500 teams in the four games,” he said.

County Executive Committee member in charge of Social Services, Sports, Youth, Gender and Culture Mophat Mandela said the finals will be held towards the end of the year.

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa (left) with UDA boss Cleophas Malala -Photo/GPU

“We will have football finals on January 1, 2024, volleyball finals will take place on the December 30, Rugby on December 31,” Mandela said.

The first game played at the Bushiri grounds was between Bushiri all stars and Umri football team who are the defending champions.





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