Poison beat Akiba 2-1 to lift the inaugural BetNare Seven Aside soccer tournament at the Kongoni grounds in South C, Nairobi.
The tournament which also marked the launch of the betting company BetNare’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities saw Wilson hammer South C 3-0 in the girls category to emerge champions.
To reach the finals, Poison had beaten SAAD 8-7 on post match penalties after a barren fight while Akiba were too good for Jua Kali who they hammered 6-1 in a one sided contest.
In attendance was the Langata Constituency MP Felix Oduwor “Jalang’o” who promised to use his position to empower the youth in his constituency through sports, culture and arts.
“I thank BetNare for coming to sponsor this competition. I also appreciate the fact that they have decided to launch their betting company’s CSR activities with a football event in my constituency, I promise to work with BetNare and other corporates to help nurture youth talent and get our young boys and girls out of the streets, away from drugs and other social vices,” said Jalang’o.
BetNare representative Terence Mutongerwa said the betting company will go all out to work with the youth in developing their sporting talents and achieving their goals.
“We know that to build a healthy society, our youth must engage in sports. BetNare is here to build a healthy nation by supporting sports. This is just the beggining, we will move to every corner of this country and work with the youth,” said Mutongare.
The winners received cash awards and trophies.