Charity Cup to take place in February

By elvince joshua
Dec 17, 2013

The second edition of Kenya Power Charity Cup will take place on February 2, 2014 at the Nyayo National Stadium Once again, only four top teams selected by the public through SMS voting will participate in the one day tournament.

The games will start from the semi final stage with two losers playing in the third and play off play off while the finalists will progress to the final.

Only 14 teams in the Kenya Premier League and six from division one will be eligible for selection via a shortcode 30300. SMS will cost Ksh. 20.

The winning team will pocket Ksh. 1 Million while number two and three will take home Ksh. 600,000 and Ksh. 300,000 respectively.

In the last edition won by Sofapaka who pipped Gor Mahia in the final raised Ksh. 5.5 million. Kenya Power acting Managing Director and CEO, Ben Chumo said the money was channeled in three community projects, flood lite at the City Stadium and upgrading Dandora Social Hall and Kawangware Grounds.

Adede accept FKF directive

Eli Adede, the aspiring Gor Mahia Chairman has welcomed a decision by Football Kenya Federation FKF to give the current office the mandate to continue running the office following last Saturday's aborted national elections.

The FKF acting Vice chairman, Robert Asembo gave the 30 day ultimatum last Monday , despite that the current term of the outgoing officials expired last Saturday.

Adede who is vying for the chairman post which has been held by Ambrose Rachier for the past two years welcomed the decision to give players enough time to prepare for the forthcoming Continental Championship and also see the club sign more players ahead of the new season.

"The interest of the club is bigger than individual's and I want to step aside so that no one interferes with the signing of new players as the club prepares to take part in the a assignments ahead next year. Gor Mahia is bigger that anyone of us," said Adede during a press briefing Tuesday.

"We are going to abide by the decision of FKF because the authority rests with them, but its not right according to the constitution of Gor Mahia. We now want them ('FKF) to take charge of next election and a point an independent electoral board that will come up with a clean voters register," added Adede.

The law practitioner, whoever accused the current office of 'extorting' money from aspirant, saying that they were made to pay Ksh. 500,000 for the membership card which according to Gor Mahia's constitution should be Ksh. 100,000.

"The current office is trying to cause confusion and want to benefit from the same confusion." added Adede who reiterated the need to fight hooliganism, even challenging those opposed to the idea not to vote for him.

"I don't believe in hooliganism and I want to caution anyone with contrary opinion not to vote for me because that will be my number one priority, to fight hooliganism,"said Adede.