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Clubs join schools to Rift Valley provincials

By | March 24th 2010

By Feverpitch Reporter

Community clubs were part of the teams that qualified for the schools-dominated Rift Valley Region Copa Coca Cola provincial games played at the weekend.

This was the first half of the Rift Valley Region matches with the second to be played next weekend.

Out of the 106 teams that participated in the tournament, 20 teams have been selected for the provincial challenge from April 16 to 18 in Eldoret. The teams comprise 14 boys and six girls sides.

The tournament was played in six major towns including Nakuru, Kapsabet, Kabarnet, Samburu, Kajiado and Iten/Marakwet.

In Nakuru, Mwariki Youth, Machanga Youth Sevilla Teachers and AC Nakuru Youth qualified in the boys’ category, while Laiser Primary School will represent girls.

Kapsabet will be represented by Kapsabet Boys High School and Kaptel Boys Secondary School. Itigo Girls Secondary School from the town will be joining the five girls’ teams at the provincials.

Represent the town

In Kabarnet, Kabarnet Boys High School and Ainamoi High School, made it for the provincials in the boys’ category, while Ossen Secondary School will represent the town during the provincials in the girls’ category.

From Samburu, Kisiria FC and Lakers FC teams qualified for the provincial games.

In Kajiado, Kitengela Youth and Youth Talent secured places and will join Olooseos Girls Secondary School.

In Iten/Marakwet, St Patrick’s Iten and Kipsoen Boys Secondary School qualified for the provincial games, while Moi Kapsowar will represent the girls.

Pamela Mutua, Coca Cola Senior Franchise Brand Manager — Kenya said the organisers were impressed with the first round of Rift Valley district competitions.

"Teams that played this weekend in the six regions in Rift Valley have displayed impressive football skills. We are pleased to see community teams turning up in large numbers in all the regions.

We look forward to more competitive games next weekend as we wrap up the district levels in the Rift Valley region," she said.

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