The annual Kothbiro off season football tournament organised in Ziwani Umeme grounds Nairobi area, meant to promote grassroot football (estates bragging rights) is officially underway.
This year’s tournament being the first to be held in June- August following the Federation directive has attracted more than 50 football teams from different estates in Nairobi with the defending Champions Cinema Fc from Ofafa Maringo Estate is expected to face stiff competition to defend their crown.
According to Issah Musa one of the organisers, they have prepared well for this year’s tournament to ensure its success.
“We are well prepared for this year’s edition and we have ensured discipline will be maintained on and off the field.”
Issah also added that the ongoing rains provide a good environment for the matches as the tournament has gained reputation for being played on a muddy ground.
The tournament has been a success inspiring players who have played for the national team and on international football team like Victor Wanyama,McDonald Mariga,Dennis Oliech just to mention a few.
The play-offs are set to begin on Tuesday 11th June 2019, with the fixtures already been released;
Tuesday 11 9.00 am Congo united vs Dallas
11.00 am Ruaraka all stars vs King Power
13.00pm Dandora Combine vs GOA