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Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County
Sports Activities in the County

Sports Activities in the County

 MAMA NI MMOJA ANNUAL SPORTS TOURNAMENT BUSIA COUNTY 

To succeed, you need to find something to hold onto, something to motivate you, something to inspire you …..Tony Dorsett” 

Sports is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which through casual or organized participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants and in some cases spectators. In the hundreds of sports that exist, the most common in Busia County is the love for football among the youth followed by Netball and Volleyball in that order. Cricket is slowly coming up as well and needs to be nurtured.
Busia has a population of approximately 750,000 people of which a large percentage represent the youth. Most youth in Busia are unemployed, the biggest cause of this being school drop outs hence they have no certificates, leading to a vicious cycle of poverty. On the other hand, for school graduates (both high school, Colleges and Universities), jobs are few and far in between.
Busia County has seven Constituencies. There are quite a number of football teams in the various Constituencies and we have very strong talented players in these teams. Where and if possible, all teams regardless of their abilities should and will be given an opportunity for meaningful participation in whatever capacity.
I kicked off the ball (literally) to work with the Youth in Busia in Sports in whichever little way I can. I initiated the Mama Ni Mmoja Annual Tournament which was first played in December, 2013. The constituency friendlies are to be played from July and the finals to be held in December each year depending on availability of funds being a personal initiative. Each Constituency is to bring out the combined best team to play with another Constituency and so on until all the seven Constituencies play and each get a final team.
The above events will bring the youth and the community together during such events, these will be good forums to discuss youth related issues, for leaders to reach out to the youth and teach them about visionary leadership skills and about their role in the political decision making among other issues since they are our future leaders. I intend to use any such forums to discuss the various ways of engaging the youth in various entrepreneurial ways and also encourage them to venture into business farming.
I am a strong believer in that youth can learn valuable lessons through responsible sports. Apart from developing good general physical fitness, sports is fun and sports has the power to combat low self image, as well as the high school drop out rate which then leads to idling around and further leading to drugs, prostitution and crime. Football in the Country/County also needs to move from the entertainment level to a livelihood as is in other Countries which pay very well for sports.
There is a very big gap in the support for sports in the County and a lot needs to be done in this particular field. The County teams will need continuous support in trainings, purchase of full sports uniform, balls and nets among other requirements. We however, need to review how sport is undertaken as curricula in our schools and inculcate the importance of sports at an earlier age for our children especially in the basic primary level. Hence the need to supply the balls and the basic requirements to as many as possible public primary schools in Busia continuously.
I am dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of values and lifelong skills that can be learned through sports, including hard work, perseverance, discipline and personal fitness, teamwork, responsibility, commitment, leadership, building stronger communities and providing a strong youth foundation for future success.
The First Mama Ni Mmoja semi-finals were held on 31st December, 2013 between Budalangi vs Matayos and Teso North vs Funyula teams where Teso North and Matayos emerged as the winning teams to proceed to the finals. Matayos team Boda Lions FC emerged the overall winner in the finals. Financial motivation, trophies and medals were given accordingly to all teams as per the win. We also recently in 2016 held a County Tournament the winning teams per sub county are as follows:
Butula
1. Butula fc
2. Bulemia ladies
Samia
1. Young muslim
2. Lakeside ladies
Nambale
1. Nambale
2. Urban ladies
Matayos
1. Olympic fc
2. Burumba ladies
Teso South
1. Korus fc
2. Kodedima ladies
Teso North
1. Malaba boca junior
2. Mabala ladies
Budalangi
1. Bulemia fc
2. Bulemia ladies

The county level winners were:
Busia Olympic
Bulemia ladies

Each team that played was awarded with financial motivation, trophies, uniforms and balls.

I SUPPORT SPORTS…DO YOU?
LET’S DO THIS!

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Busia is a county in the former Western Province of Kenya. It borders Kakamega County to the east, Bungoma County to the north, Lake Victoria and Siaya County to the south and Busia District, Uganda to the west.

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