By Reuben Olita
Ang’orom FC started the Football Kenya Federation Teso South Sub Branch league season 2021/2022 on a high note, registering a 1-0 victory against Asiriam at Ang’orom Primary School play ground.
Team captain Yassin Hajji sloted in a penalty late in the game that was awarded by centre referee, Hillary Nyongesa after an Ang’orom striker was brought down in the box by Asiriam defender. Retired FIFA referee, Maxim Itur was the matchcom.
Ang’orom captain Hajji, the scorer of the lone goal, said he is happy to lead the team in that capacity for the first time ,thanking God for the win.
” The hard-won victory came through tough training, confidence and discipline,” he said, promising fans of better things ahead.
His Asiriam counterpart, Kelvin Okedi said they played well but failed to capitalize on numerous chances that came their way.” We accept defeat but hope to register impressive results in next matches.”
FKF Teso South Sub Branch chairman, Thomas Eroni thanked FKF Busia branch for according sub branches autonomy to run sub branch leagues, promising another scintillating season for the sub branch.
FKF Busia Branch Secretary General, Reuben Olita who represented the chairman, Hillary Musundi thanked the Sub Branch for working around the clock to ensure the league has kicked off.
He also thanked Ang’orom Member of the County, Hon James Ong’ole for promoting sports in his ward, urging other members to follow suit. The SG urged teams to maintain discipline at all times and accept match outcomes in the spirit of fairplay.
The Sub Branch Secretary, Sammy Omulepu said 10 teams have confirmed participation in the one zone league, expressing hope that more will register this week.
Other teams that have registered include OSHA, Kifaru Kodedema, Amongura, Amaase, Apegei, Kidera Hawks, Ojaamong and St Anthony Okatekok.
Ang’orom Member of the County Assembly, Hon James Ong’ole who graced the occasion lauded the Federation for keeping the youth busy through Branch and Sub Branch leagues, noting that this has helped nurture talents that abound in the county.
He challenged the federation to invite scouts to come and recruit best players to feature in top tie league, noting that football is an industry that needs to be tapped.