Nyasanda Football Club retained the Ugunja National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) annual cup Thursday for the fourth year running after beating Sidindi FC in a thrilling final played at Ambira high school grounds.
The club, which displayed a thrilling game scored all their goals in the second half of the game that was watched by a capacity crowd that included Ugunja Member of Parliament Opiyo Wandayi and his East Africa Legislative Assembly counterpart Dr. Oburu Oginga.
Sigomere FC took the third position after thrashing Kamkunji FC in the play offs, while in men’s volley ball, Nyasanda proved too strong for the other teams by scooping the trophy as Sigomere and Sidindi took the second and third positions respectively.
Ogeda netball team were declared the champions in the discipline after beating three other clubs to the netball trophy.
The Second position went to Sigomere as Ruwe and Umina settled for the third and fourth positions respectively.
Addressing the sportsmen and their supporters, Wandayi and Oburu hailed the winners and participants in general for taking part in the annual tournament that brings together teams from Ugunja constituency.
Wandayi said that Ugunja NG-CDF would continue partnering with other stakeholders, more so the county government to promote talents in the grassroots.
“Youth are the majority of the population and we must put in place measures that will help them enhance their capacity to develop themselves to become responsible citizens,” he said.
The County Executive Committee Member in charge of Sports Charles Ogada said the devolved government has embarked on the development of sports’ infrastructure to provide quality facilities for the youth to nurture their talent.
As part of this new development, he said, the county government was constructing a multi-million-shilling ultra-modern stadium in Siaya town that would host several sports disciplines.
Ogada said the aim of the devolved government was to ensure that several clubs from the county participate in the future top flight leagues in the country.
By Philip Onyango