Annual WYA Africa Eastlands Solidarity Championship Kicks off

The World Youth Alliance Africa’s annual soccer tournament in Nairobi’s Eastland area kicked off on Saturday, October 29th, at the  SOS grounds in Buru Buru with 16 teams battling for the championship.
 
The tournament, known as the Eastland Solidarity Championship, aims to bring young people from different slums in the area together for training in life skills and to expose the sporting talents among the youth. The three winning teams of the tournament will take home trophies and cash rewards. 
 
"At WYA, we believe that given chances, young people can be a force for good in any society through their talents and skills. Our aim next year is to have 32 teams so that we have more young people engaged in sports rather than idling, which is the leading cause of crime and drug abuse in the area," stated Hezbon Mogambi, WYAA Regional Director of Operations.
 
The final match will be held on the 19th of November 2011. For more information and pictures http://wya.net/regions/africa_current_events.html?catid=64