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Youth challenged to be disciplined and to excel in sports

There is need for the youth to be disciplined and play by the rules in order to excel in sports, Makueni County Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has said.

Mutula said that besides having an opportunity to show their talents, the games will give them a platform to be scouted for national or international teams in the future.

The governor said this on Friday outside his office when he received teams that are scheduled to play in MKJ Super Cup scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

“Scouts are coming to Makueni having seen what we produced in the past, they are coming to check whether they can find talented youths to sign up for  either national or international level teams,” said Mutula while addressing the media.

“It is not about us, but it is about them showing their talent besides being disciplined and ready to observe rules in the field which will enhance their chances of being taken up,” added the governor.

After this super cup that finals will be held on Sunday, the winning teams in soccer, basketball and volleyball will be selected to represent the county in the Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association (KYISA) games that will be held in Kilifi County from 14th-21st April 2024.

Makueni is the defending champions when the games were held in Meru last year. Usually youths aged between 18-23 years take part in the games.

On KYISA, the governor called upon the organizers to adhere to the rules of the game in order to ensure fairness in the sporting event that brings together sports men and women from the 47 counties.

He revealed that his government intends to construct stadiums in the county so that the youth can play from fields that are of international standards.

Department of Gender and Sports Executive Committee Member (ECM) Eng. Peter Mumo said they were prepared to host the two-day event saying security and resources required are available.

Present at the event included Sports Director Ambrose Kisoi among other officials from the county Government.

By Patrick Nyakundi

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