Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has unveiled a two-month grassroots tournament dubbed OdiMtaani Nairobi Edition.
Sponsored by a sports betting company, the tournament will bring together 140 teams from Nairobi, competing for prize money of Kshs 500,000.
The famous Camp Toyoyo in Jericho will stage the games with the final slated for May 3, 2020.
FKF honcho Nick Mwendwa stated that as a federation they have welcomed the Odimtaani Cup and are looking forward to nurturing local talent in the country through the tournament.
“Today, we once again mark an important milestone in Kenyan football with the coming of this partnership which is a major boost to grassroots football,” he said
“This tournament is bound to expose our players at the grassroots to serious competitions and the hype that always goes with such a tournament to help catapult them to higher advance levels of football.”
“Grassroot is the starting point to almost all the stars we adore at the national level, that’s why in the four years we have been in office much of our efforts have been and will remain putting our focus and energy in developing grassroot football,” the FKF President said.
“As a federation, we are thankful to the sponsors for being our county leagues partner. Their commitment to supporting football mashinani is very much appreciated by the larger football family,” he added.
Former Harambee Stars Captain, Musa Otieno, as well as Nairobi East and West Branch Officials were present at the launch.