Friday, June 6, 2008

SOS soccer teams take part in Eldoret league

The SOS Football Club was initiated in March 2006 by Edwin Mugoha as the team’s Captain. This is a formidable club made up of different fans from various European Football namely Man – U, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. They disagree over the seniority of their clubs, and while facing their competitors they tend to emulate foot stars such as Ronaldo and Drogba in order to trounce their adversaries. Best amongst our players is Wilson Burugu the Menace; he is in tune with Manchester United and nothing has ever stopped him from marshalling support for the team.

In regard to the league, there were three categories of teams: senior boys over 14 years, junior boys under 14 years and girls.

So far the SOS senior team has won two games and drawn one while the junior team has won one game and lost two. The league table standing is to be published after every 5 games. The league games are continuous and have been playing over the weekends from April to August 2008.

The boys were quite motivated to play in the league and interact with other youth from the community and their football skills have been improving tremendously. They even hope to do much better during the secondary school football tournament come second term. The girls' team on the other hand has not resumed due to physical fitness. They look forward to competitive games soon.

The major challenge facing the team is professional coaching and friendly matches with other teams. In addition, most of the players are our own students, and this combination of training and studies has proven to be a stumbling block to the sport. We are however grateful for the purchase of the sports kit that has been of great help to the boys.

Inter SOS Children's Villages Games which had been planned were unfortunately rescheduled due to post election violence. These games therefore were a boost to the team’s morale in preparation for the inter-village sports competitions in the coming months. The tournament coincidentally took over the opportunity to keep our youth busy during the holiday season. With the kind of attention given to sport our youth need encouragement and support to reach their desired levels. Perhaps with proper guidance, it’s most likely that they would also improve in their educational activities. Its all thumbs up for Mr Mugoha the Youth Leader who has tirelessly worked hard for the success of this team.

By Simon M Mudi Youth Leader

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