Revival of county sports key to development of nationwide talent

Marafiki FC’s Nick Chepkuch (left) vies for the ball with Karatina Homeboyz FC’s Andrea Oloo during their FKF Central Region league match at Karatina Stadium in Nyeri County on February 21, 2021. Marafiki won 2-0. 

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Last weekend, for instance, Nakuru County hosted the Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Naivasha after the annual gala shifted from previous hosts Mombasa County.
  • During Saturday’s gala at the Lake Naivasha Resort, Kakamega County put in a bid (through sports executive Kassim Were Ali) to host next year’s ceremony with Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya – a former AFC Leopards official – eager to market his county’s sports offerings.

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