TRANS NZOIA COUNTY 'UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP' PARTNERSHIP WITH KENYA PREMIUM LEAGUE
Under-20 youths with soccer talent in Trans Nzoia County are set to get an opportunity to harness their skills through the planned establishment of a tournament for the age bracket.
This follows plans for a partnership initiative between the County Government and the Kenya Premier League (KPL).
KPL officials paid a visit to the administration where they held talks with Governor George Natembeya and the county executive committee member in charge of sports channel kittony to explore possible areas of partnership.
Governor Natembeya said his administration is committed to boosting talents in the sports category among others in the region to boost economic growth.
"I welcome this initiative since this partnership will have a bigger impact on the county with talent identification and development as a source of income for our sporting youth," said Governor Natembeya.
Ms Kittony said the partnership will go a long way in completing the growth of sports in the region through participation.
"We intend to roll out an under-20 youth soccer tournament in August which will go a long way in boosting sports talents," said the CEC.
The partnership will comprise the capacity building, sponsorship linkages for areas like stadium development and the growth of talents within the sector," said Ms Kittony.
The KPL U20 Mission is To provide a platform for Youth football to enable dubs to produce the best possible players".
The KPL U20 Championship came into existence on approval by the Governing Council in 2014 and was played for three consecutive seasons 2014, 2015 and 2016.
County Secretary Truphosa Amere, CEC Sports Ms Chanelle Kittony, Mr Joseph Mulupi PA to the Governor amongst others were present.
Governor's Press Unit.