Kenya MK Cup tournament set to showcase Western Kenya football talent

It marked a significant milestone in the footballing calendar of Western Kenya as the region’s Football Kenya Federation (FKF) coordinators, NEC members, and chairpersons from all 80 Sub-Counties convened for the launch of the highly anticipated MK Cup Tournament.

With 80 teams hailing from Suba South to Kwanza, Kimilili to Kabuchai, and Sirisia to Rarieda, the tournament promises to be a spectacle of footballing prowess, showcasing the rich talent pool across the region.

Team selection is slated to commence on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, with group matches kicking off on June 15th, 2024. The stakes are high as teams vie for a coveted spot in the main Cup Round of 16 or the Community Shield round of 16th.

The rewards for excellence are substantial, with the main Cup winner set to claim a grand prize of 5 million Kenyan shillings, while the runner-up secures a respectable 3 million shillings. The third-place team doesn’t go home empty-handed either, receiving a commendable 1 million shillings.

Additionally, the Community Shield winner will walk away with half a million shillings, celebrating their triumph in style.Furthermore, each of the 80 participating teams will receive essential resources to aid their journey in the tournament.

From jerseys and shorts to playing boots and socks, every team will be equipped with the necessary gear to compete at their best. Additionally, they will receive 10 balls and a participation fee of 100,000 Kenyan shillings to support their preparations.

Match day allowances for teams, officials, referees, and ball boys and girls will ensure that everyone involved is duly recognized for their contribution to the beautiful game.

As anticipation builds and teams gear up for the challenge ahead, the MK Cup Tournament stands as a testament to the vibrancy of football in Western Kenya, uniting communities and nurturing talent on the pitch.

Stay tuned as the region’s footballing journey unfolds, promising thrills, spills, and moments of sheer brilliance on the hallowed grounds of Western Kenya.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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