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Europe Day Kenya Football Tournament Unites Nairobi’s Youth for Celebration of Diversity and Talent

NAIROBI: 10th May 2024

The Nairobi City County’s Youth, Talent and Sports subsector, European Union Delegation to Kenya together with its Member States and with the support of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Creative Economy and Sports will host a Europe Day Kenya Football Tournament so as to celebrate Europe Day with young people.

The tournament is a celebration of youth, diversity and the unifying power of football.

Participants are drawn from teams across the city for both boys and girls under 18 years of age. The tournament will foster personal development, discipline and teamwork essential for personal and societal progress.
Europeday 3Nairobi City County is among 3 other counties that are participating in the tournament. These are Kilifi, Marsabit and Homabay counties that will battle it out in the finals on 17th May 2024 at Ulinzi Sports Complex in Langata Sub County. The winners of the tournament will travel to Europe for 10 days to celebrate the win as they explore the world of football in Europe.

Chief Officer for Youth Talent and Sports Oscar Igaida confirmed participation of girls and boys teams from selected sub counties Makadara, Starehe, Dagoretti, Kibra, Embakasi, Kasarani and Waithaka. This is in line with Governor Sakaja’s manifesto to nature and monetize youth talent in Nairobi by giving them platforms to show their talents an opportunity to be recognized internationally for those scouting for talent.

The Chief Officer has said H. E. Governor Sakaja together with the Ambassador European Union are expected to grace the Nairobi Edition tournament that will happen on 11th May 2024, at Upper hill Secondary School. The finals for Nairobi Edition are expected to happen on Sunday 12th May 2024 at the same venue.

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