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Sakata ball tournament set to return after five years

13:27 GMT+3 28/06/2017
Victor Wanyama
Safaricom CEO Collymore and FKF boss Nick Mwendwa are expected to grace the launch that will be held in Nairobi

The annual Sakata ball tournament is set to make a return after five years in the cold but with a cut on the age limit of players planning to take part in the competition.

The competition that is expected to return under a new name, 'Twaweza', will only be open to players between the age of 16 and 20 years unlike the previous edition which was open to players in the age bracket of 17-23 years. Two weeks ago, game sponsors, Safaricom unveiled Victor Wanyama as 'Twaweza' ambassador.

Sakata Ball was launched in 2010 but was struck off the football calendar by previous regime of Football Kenya Federation after Safaricom failed to ‘abide by’ demands from the federation. “Safaricom in partnership with Football Kenya Federation, will tomorrow, Thursday 29, 2017, make an announcement on an upcoming football programme,” confirmed a statement from Safaricom obtained by Goal.

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore the FKF President Nick Mwendwa and Victor Wanyama are expected to grace the event that will take place at the Railways club.