Nyandarua County nominated MCA, Carol Wangu, has urged the County government to set aside enough funds to upgrading local sports facilities as a way of supporting talent development.
She was speaking at Ol’ Joro’orok stadium, Nyandarua County over the weekend during the MCA cup tournament where Ushindi FC won the inaugural MCA Carol cup after beating Reings FC 2-1 in the finals.
With that victory, Ushindi earned a trip to Ruiru in Kiambu for a friendly match against Ruiru Prison FC courtesy of the tournament sponsor Carol Wangu who is a nominated MCA in the Nyandarua assembly.
The winner scored in both halves through John Maina and James Ngure while Reigns scored their solitary goal in the first half through Ephantus Githinji.
Reings were first to score in the 30th minute before Ushindi cancelled the lead in 40th minute. The match looked destined for a draw when Ngure beat an offside trap to net the winner in the 85th minute.
The MCA said taking the winners for a trip to Ruiru for a friendly match against Ruiru Prison will give them exposure.
‘Some of the players here can be spotted by bigger clubs during the friendly. I promise to sponsor such tournaments regularly to keep youths busy and prevent them from falling into alcohol and drug abuse,’ she said.
The County chief officer for sports, Peter Kariuki said the large turnout of spectators showed people were hungry for sports entertainment.
He said a perimeter wall will be built around the stadium in addition to courts for other games established inside the facility.
He challenged soccer teams in the Ol’ Joro’ orok area to form one strong team that can join one of the national leagues.
‘The County government is ready to facilitate the team with transport to travel for league matches,’ he said.
Source: Kenya News Agency