I t was all song and dance for Jericho All-Stars when they were declared champions of the 2018 Extreme Sports Super 8 tournament in a fully-packed match staged at Camp Toyoyo grounds.
Jericho trounced welldrilled Makadara Juniors by 2-0 to walk away with a whooping Sh500, 000 and a glittering trophy. Makadara legislator George Omwera Aladwa, Extreme Sports Chief Executive O cer Hussein Mohammed, Nairobi County Sports Board Chairman Hashim Kamau, Kenya Football Technical University of Kenya (TUK), fi nished 2nd pocketing Sh250, 000 whereas Makadara Juniors came 3rd walking away with Sh100, 000 amid cheers from the fans.
Extreme Sports CEO, Hussein Mohammed, lauded all teams for showing a high level of discipline in the fi eld. He revealed that since the tournament was launched 14 years ago, the event has grown immensely. Mohammed said that their target is to continue nurturing young talents from grassroots noting that many players have benefi ted a lot.
He cited that some have opened lucrative businesses while others are now professional players in other countries. He disclosed that the future is bright and called upon all players to practice what they have learned. He urged them to maintain discipline since they are role models to other upcoming players.
Meanwhile, Githurai AllStars won Extreme Sports Division One league whereas Shauri Moyo’s Lebanon fi nished 2nd. Fans Association Chairman Francis Liboi and Kefofa CEO Shem Okottah graced the occasion. Coached by James Nandwa, a former Thika United coach, Jericho All-Stars scored their goals through Caleb Olilo, who turned out to be the man of the match.