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Sosit are Bureti soccer tournament champions

Sosit were on Saturday crowned the champions of Bureti National Government Constituency Development Fund football tournament when they thrashed Chemoiben 4-1 in the match finals held at Kapkatet Stadium.

The champs displayed a scintillating football game in the thrilling finals match which saw them registering the huge victory to enable them to lift the trophy, cash rewards of Sh.100, 000 and a complete kit uniform plus boots and balls.

They got their goals through star players Denis Ng’etich, Lawrence Kibet, Collins Kiprotich and Mutua Nthatha while Kipkemoi Kirui netted Chemoiben’s consolation goal.

Chemoiben who finished second place in the tournament that attracted 52 football teams from seven Wards in the constituency went home with a cash prize of Sh.50,000, full uniforms and balls.

In the play-offs, Kabitungu taught football lessons their neighbours Mabasi when they thrashed them 3-1 in the match played earlier at the same venue. Hillary Kiprotich, Kevin Kiptoo and Geoffrey Mosonik made the scores for their side. The lone goal for Mabasi was scored by Victor Chepkwony.

Kabitungu and Mabasi pocketed Sh30,000 and Sh20,000, respectively, uniforms and football balls.

The occasion was attended by Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony, Bureti MP Japheth Mutai, County Commissioner Mukhtar Abdi and Bureti Sub-County deputy County Commissioner Caroline Nzwili among others.

Mutai the MP said the tournament was meant to identify and nurture talent among children and youth at the grassroots in the constituency in line with the vision of taking football to the next level.

“We have realized that there’s huge potential of sports at the villages that need to be exploited. Therefore we’re pooling resources towards developing these talents. We are alive to the fact that sports is a million dollar subject the world over currently,” said Mutai.

Governor Chepkwony on his part revealed that his administration is laying out strategies to allocate funds to sports adding the county is exploring possibilities of sponsoring football teams in various leagues to enable them achieve success.

“Teams that face financial challenges and as a result have encountered difficulties honouring their obligations should write to my office explaining the problems they are having so as to be assisted as soon as possible. We’re also committed to improving playing grounds across the county in a bid to take sports to the next level,” said Chepkwony.

By Dominic Cheres

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