Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mathare North super 8 tournament.

A lot of great things happen around us that sometimes don’t get a chance to be published in major media like the newspapers because of one reason or the other, thanks to the advent of internet that has made the world of information sharing possible through such platforms like blogs, social media, sports websites etc. The great thing is that the news is published by the people from the source, yet many things can be talked about the pro and cons of the new media but that is a subject for another day.

Last weekend was one of its kind after a long wait of an initiative that could help the youth connect and explore their talents and put their energy in good use. I thank the organizer and the sponsor of Mathare North super 8 tournament that gave our best eight teams in the MYSA Mathare North zonal league a chance to compete in an electric 2 days tournament.

Quarter finalist: Mathare North Rangers v/s Mercy care f.c. score 3-0 respectively

The tournament received a good attendance of about 300 spectators from the community, and this wasn’t something to overlook but a great achievement to see the appreciation of such magnitude. Mathare North Rangers Football club, a set up by Wilsenx team were the finalist against Zamalek ( from Mathare 4A), these two teams have met in many occasions with the results being barren draws or a winning merging of 1-0 from either side, as noted these are the top teams in the community that has great and talented future players.

Zamalek F.C ( from Mathare 4A) were the winners of the first edition of Mathare North super 8 tournament by defeating Mathare North Rangers F.C 2 -0 in a exciting match that was praised by many football fans. In the first half Zamaleck were able to make swift passes and were very creative on the ball that saw them score the first goal through a corner kick, in the second half at least for 10minutes they were able to continue with the style that saw them score a second goal through another a corner well crafted.

Mathare North Rangers tactics did work for the last 35minutes whereby Zamalek were forced to defend by all means while Rangers kept on striking ‘missiles’ from dead balls and creative crafted free kicks from their point man Kamuzu Banda.

Mathare North Rangers f.c

Zamalek f.c from Mathare 4A.

Wilson Masaka; Mathare North Rangers F.c coach

In the last 10minutes Mathare North Rangers increased their tempo and were very strong on the ball with good runs coming from both the flanks and the striking force whereby they created at least four great chances that they were not able utilize. Anyway in every match or competition there are winners and losers but this tournament was very special whereby the winners, 1st runners up and 2nd runners up were all awarded cash prizes and set of new uniforms.

All the participating teams were also awarded new set of uniforms during the final presentation and everyone was urged to keep the same unity and shun tribalism and live as one people thus the main theme of the tournament.

Final presentation; tournament organizers and sponsor receiving Mathare North Rangers t-shirt

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