FKF Busia Branch County League Kicks off on Saturday

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Story/Reuben Olita
Football Kenya Federation Busia County League season 2020/2021  kicks off this weekend with nine matches on the card.

Musokoto FC  will open Zone A campaign when they take on Kamolo  at Musokoto Primary School.The other match will see St Anthony Okatekok  battle it out with FC Amagoro from Teso North.
Fixtures for Sunday will pit Boca Junior v Malaba Giants (Malaba Stadium) and Kakurikit v Kekalet (Kakurikit Pri).
In Zone B, Dragons FC will clash with Young Rovers  at Nyakwaka Primary School, Ajax FC from will meet  Mungatsi at Okame Primary School with Green Canopy facing Mabale United in a local derby at Mundika Primary School. 
On Sunday Busia YC will clash with Masters (Busia County Stadium) with Teens of Hope facing Butula Eagles (Nambale AC). Both matches kick off at 1:00pm.
The branch chairman, Hillary Musundi said elaborate measures have been put in place to ensure peace prevails and participating teams to observe the Ministry of Health protocol on Covid-19.
Speaking during a live morning show on Emuria  101.3FM on Friday, Mr Musundi said the recent meeting with clubs outlined all issues pertaining to the league and the need to uphold discipline. 
He outlined short-term and long term strategies of revamping the game in the county especially among schools which are the bedrock of soccer talents.

He noted that the federation will also endeavour to look for sponsors for clubs; the chairman added that the sports bill which is being drafted will take care of gaps in the various sports disciplines.
The chairman sighted challenges the federation faced including lack of an office until the intervention of Busia Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong to give them an office at the Busia County Stadium.
“Due to limited resources most clubs have not managed to clear their registration fees; this has forced us to allow clubs which are still in arrears  to just play,” he said.
He asked political leadership to embrace football, noting that most of them don’t take it seriously and yet talents abound in the county.
Vice chairman Michael Ikolak said teams participating in the County  League will enjoy Odi Bets sponsorship where each team will get two sets of uniform, six balls and training kits.

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