The Sadili sponsored in house seven aside tournament came into effervescence yesterday after a two-month break that involved re-strategizing of the Sadili Soccer Academy and the revising of the individual registration process. The tournament played at the backyard of Sadili Soccer Academy was filled with a lot of athleticism and enjoyment as the subsidiary teams together with some invited guest teams like Kibera Girls Soccer Academy and Masai Villa Primary School engaged in life-skills exchange. The teams under the Sadili Soccer Academy are the same as those registered for the Girl Power Programe, some just changing their names for effect and excitement.
The main aim of the tournament was to bring exposure to the respective Sadili Soccer Academy teams. The main aim is not competition. It is observed that soccer players are bound to improve their soccer skills as they play even more inter-team matches. During the one day tournament the girls and boys teams received tutorials and advice from soccer coaches, Grace Akinyi, Kennedy Kariuki and Joseph Odhiambo. It was a good day full of renewed energy and improved skill activity. The action on the soccer pitch was also very impressive with more than soccer to watch. Experience’s Antony Wanjiru was the player to watch as his dribbling skills and goal shooting efforts were accurate and to the point. Although Girls’ Soccer Academy were the considered favourites, they did not match the continous attacks from one Sports for Life Girls Player- Silvia Sayo (Sadili Oval) who always saw the goalmouth with utter confidence and sheer ferocity. Rehema Akinyi closely worked with the girls on the life skills discussions, while Francis Isiaho worked with the boys.
UNDER14 GIRLS’ RESULTS
CHAMRECC V/S SUNDERLAND 0-0
SPORTS FOR LIFE V/S GIRLS SOCCER 0-0
SUNDERLAND V/S GIRLS’ SOCCER 0-1
VILLA V/S SPORTS FOR LIFE 0-2
SPORTS FOR LIFE V/S SUNDERLAND 2-0