Ngata United Triumphs in Mosop Ward Boxing Day Tournament, Promises of Community Development Abound


Ngata United Men and Ladies Football teams emerged triumphant in the Mosop Ward Boxing Day Tournament held at Ngata Primary in Rongai Sub-county. The tournament, organized by Nakuru’s First Gentleman Sam Mburu, MBS, not only showcased outstanding football talent but also became a platform for community development pledges and promises.

The ladies’ team secured victory with a resounding 2-0 win over Boror Ladies, while the men’s team claimed a hard-fought 4-2 victory in a penalty shootout against Juhudi FC after a 1-1 draw in regular time. The excitement on the field was matched by the enthusiasm of the spectators, creating a vibrant atmosphere of celebration.

Awards and trophies were presented by the First Gentleman, Sam Mburu, who also took the opportunity to announce significant contributions to Ngata Primary. Mburu pledged to support the school by constructing four classrooms and providing a community bus for the residents of Mosop Ward. These initiatives are poised to enhance educational infrastructure and accessibility for the local community.

Nakuru County Governor H.E. Susan Kihika, expressing her appreciation for the event, emphasized the importance of supporting sports as a means to combat drug abuse and crime among the youth. The governor’s commitment to promoting sports aligns with the broader goal of fostering a healthy and engaged community.

Water Cabinet Secretary Zachary Njeru joined the chorus of pledges by announcing plans to sink a water borehole in Ngata Primary for the benefit of the community. This commitment not only addresses a fundamental need for clean water but also underscores the collaborative effort to uplift the living standards of the local residents.

Hon Farouk Kibet, the Chief Guest at the event, urged Governor Susan Kihika to consider the talented players for future government opportunities, recognizing the potential for sports to be a pathway to greater opportunities.

The well-attended event saw the presence of various political leaders, including Members of Parliament, County Executive Committee Members, and Members of County Assembly. Representatives from the Football Kenya Federation added to the significance of the tournament, emphasizing the importance of grassroots sports in community development.

As the cheers echoed across Ngata Primary, the Boxing Day Tournament not only celebrated sporting achievements but also paved the way for a brighter future for Mosop Ward. The promises of infrastructure development, community transport, and improved water access symbolize a commitment to holistic development, driven by the spirit of sportsmanship and community collaboration.

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