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Makadara Junior retains league titles

GENERATION NEXT
By - | May 5th 2013

By REBECCA GICHANA

Makadara Junior retained the Makadara league titles for the third consecutive season in the under-13 and under-11 categories.

The last matches were played last weekend at Hamza Grounds in Makadara Constituency.

Makadara topped the league with 31 points from 12 matches and was closely followed by Daddy Yankeey, who managed 29 points. Eastland Centre came third with 21 points in the under-13 category.

Makadara dominated the league, winning ten matches with one draw and one loss. Their closest competitors, Yankeey, won nine matches with two draws and one loss.

The league is played quarterly, with teams from different parts of Eastlands taking part. Since the league started in 2011, the number of teams has increased, with this season having 13 teams in the under-13 category while the under-11 category had 12 teams.

According to the coordinator, Sami Achima, the league gives the young footballers an opportunity to enjoy the famous sport.

“Since we started, I have seen a lot of growth and I believe as we break for three weeks, the children will continue with their training before we resume for the next season in May. It is a major encouragement for the children, since they spend their weekend playing football and also getting spiritual teachings to ensure they lead upright lives,” said Achima.

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“The league also enables the players to learn football rules early, making them good players in their school teams and local clubs. It prepares the players to join top football clubs in the country.”

In the under-11 category, Makadara Junior emerged the winner with 24 points from ten matches, with Young Achievers taking the second position with 23 points.

Makadara Youth was satisfied with the podium finish.

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