Sixteen Primary School teams comprising of girls aged 14 and below have entered this year’s competition that will be held at Mbita High School.
Part of the teams taking part include; Gethsemane Gardens from Mfangano Island as well as Wasaria and Temo both from Rusinga Island. The other 14 teams’ are all from the mainland within Mbita District.
three preliminary games
The competition will be played with seven players aside on smaller fields to maximize opportunities for the players to be active and involved in the games.
According to one of the organizers Joe Peterson, each team will play in three preliminary games before the knockout stages begin. All of the participants will receive lunch and each team will get a ball and certificate.
Several guest speakers, including the Mbita District Quality Assurance Officer Mr. Ragot, will be coming to share with the nearly 200 girls participating and the spectators about issues that are affecting the girl child in this area.
Soccer jerseys and shorts
The winning team will be take home Kshs 3,000 to share among the players. A full set of kit that includes Soccer jerseys and shorts for each player will also be issued to the winning team. The second and third place teams will also receive cash prizes.
In the first edition held last year, Milimani Academy, a new up and coming school were declared the Champions. Runner up was Temo while Christ’s Gift Academy emerged third.