Mathare Youth Sports
Association U16 boys’ team departed in the morning of Friday 20 July 2012 for
the annual Norway Cup.
Contingent of 20 players
This time round, the team will be attending a special edition tournament that will be celebrating it’s 40th anniversary.
A contingent of 20 players, accompanied by MYSA Executive Council Chairperson Ruth Wamutua and MYSA Executive Director David Thiru departed for Norway aboard Turkish Airline flight TK608 at 0345hrs.
Expected to draw 1,700 teams
According to MYSA’s Director of Public Affairs and Communication Ismail Hussein Hassan, the team will spend a week with host families at Sogne in Norway, before travelling to Ekeberg fields in Oslo on the 28th of July ahead of the Norway Cup which kicks off on the same day.
The tournament that is expected to draw 1,700 teams and 30,000 participants started off back in the year 1972. It concludes on 4 August 2012.
In 2011, the U16 team won six of seven games, outscoring their opponents 22 goals to six.
The team however left the scene at the pre-quarters in suffering the only loss in the tournament.
Standing from left to Right; Ajastine Okoba (Team Coach), Morris Maina, Zedekiah Epwono, Martin Gathungu, Meshack Muyonga, Vincent Oyuyo, Dominic Ngujiri, Francis Oduor, Joseph Ngithi and Derrick Ambudo
Front row left to right; Samuel Njaga, Douglas Kamau, David Wathugi, Timothy Zakayo, Paul Mutisya (Captain) Josephat Kimuyu and Ambrose Owino
Leaders, Ajastine Okoba, Team Coach, Ruth Wamutua – Chairperson, MYSA Executive Council, David Thiru – MYSA Executive Director and , Bob Munro – Chairperson, MYSA Board of Trustees.