The Suba Lakers Football Club provides opportunities for girls in Mbita, Kenya to develop their God-given talents and potential. With one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Africa, Mbita is a difficult place for a young girl to grow up. We use football as a means to impact their lives physically, socially, academically and spiritually.
The Suba Lakers Holiday Classic Tournament kicked off on Thursday and will conclude on Friday. At the beginning, Madam Lillian Ombori shared with all of the participants about the importance of choosing good friends and how negative peer pressure can impact your future. She used demonstrations to show how good water can be polluted with just a drop of something bad. It was a very good lesson that kept the players interested.
In the first match of the day Suba Lakers drew 0-0 in a hotly contested match with Kisumu Leeds United. In the second match there were fireworks with Rongo Constituency defeating Sindo Stars 6-1. In the third match the Suba Lakers drew once again with Goretty girls, a young up and coming team from Mbita. In the 4th match Rongo Constituency continued their winning ways by defeating Victoria Ladies FC from Kendu Bay 2-0 in a very rugged game. In the 5th game Goretty girls fought hard against Kisumu Leeds United to even the score at 1-1 on a goal by Christine Jael before a late winner from Leeds. In the final match of the day Victoria Ladies FC defeated Sindo stars 5-0.
So in Pool A, Kisumu Leeds United topped the group with the Suba Lakers coming in second. In Pool B, Rongo Contstituency topped the group, followed by Victoria Ladies FC.
The semifinals will kick off on Friday morning at 8:00 with Leeds United facing Victoria Ladies, followed by Suba Lakers taking on Rongo Constituency. The finals will begin by 1:00 pm.
The teams are playing for these awards:
No.1 Trophy, Ksh. 10,000, t-shirts, one certificate.
No.2 Trophy, Ksh. 7,000, one certificate.
No.3Trophy, Ksh. 3,000, one certificate.
*All other participating teams will be provided with a certificate for participation