The Trans Nzoia County Football Association has formally launched its county league that will feature teams drawn from the region’s five sub counties after complying with the sports ACT.
A total of 15 teams per Sub County have so far expressed interest to participate in the league that is promising to promote the growth of the sport in the region with the registration process ongoing.
“Teams have shown interest to join since we are only charging 1500 shillings for registration which is an affordable rate. We will endeavour to prioritise the growth of the game which has faced many challenges,” said the association’s chairman Bonface Oduor.
Mr. Oduor said the association is also seeking partnerships with several stakeholders to achieve its goal of nurturing the sport which is one way of generating income among youths who are affected with joblessness.
“We also call on the Football Kenya Federation to join hands with us to offer more job opportunities to the upcoming talents. We have already requested them for affiliation since we mean no harm,” said the chairman.
The association’s secretary Zacharia Ndung’u said unlike FKF’s seven tier league system, their league system will have a five league tier system that will ensure grassroots teams can easily reach the premier league level.
“We have the county, regional, national championship and the premier league which will ensure a young player who wishes to play in the premier league will only take a period of five years to do so when he is still in his prime age,” said Mr. Ndung’u.
Players from participating teams exuded confidence that the new league will give them an opportunity to grow their talents and get in the limelight to attract other high ranking clubs in the country and beyond
The association is backed by the government while the Football Kenya Federation is backed by the Football Kenya Federation.