Monday, May 30, 2011

Celebrating 25th year MYSA anniversary – heroes and role model tournament

This year MYSA is celebrating its 25th year anniversary and this month theme is celebrating their Heroes and Role models who over the many years have helped the organization be what it is today.

It was a great honor to be acknowledged as one of their heroes and role models during the occasion that was well organized on 29th Sunday 2011. We mingled with the current staff, ex-Mathare united players, volunteers, community representatives, boys and girls of different age groups, friends, founder just to mention but a few.

The climax of the day was the football tournament that we played comprising of 2 girls and 3 boys in each team. The matches were played in group stages and only the winners were to enter into the semi finals. I played in a team called ‘black stars’ which was the finalist, and we were awarded the first prize. I take this opportunity to thank the MYSA fraternity for the great work they are doing in shaping the lives of many youth in the slum through sports and other great programs they have.

On the left is Mr. Jack Ogunda former Mathare United player and MYSA alumni, he is currently the Kenya Premier League chief executive officer and he also serves in the Harambee stars management board.

Mr. Wilson Masaka chasing the ball, he is an alumnus of MYSA and currently working with NairoBits Trust as an ICT trainer / web developer.

Preparation for the football tournament, warm up session conducted by one of the MYSA volunteers.

On and off the pitch team work, and this has been MYSA’s driving force.

Black stars: Winning team 5 aside tournament MYSA 25th year anniversary (heroes and role models month).

Mr. Wilson Masaka introducing himself and giving a vote of thanks, all present heroes and role models were given a chance to introduce themselves.

Mr. Wilson Masaka receiving medal for first prize in the 5 aside tournament. Long live MYSA, may God bless the work of your hands.

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