Two soccer legends Peter Dawo and Henry Motego will tour Busia County before this year’s 6th edition of the Kenya Inter-County Sports and Cultural Association and County Assemblies Sports Association (KICOSCA/CASA) games to be hosted by Kisii County between August 12th and 19th, 2018.
Busia County Executive Committee Member for Youth, Sports, Culture, Tourism and Social Services Bernard Yaite said the two have agreed they will visit Busia to give motivation to Busia County Football Team.
The CECM said Motego and Dawo recalled with nostalgia how their clubs used to meet their waterloo in the hands of Busia Simba and Busia United at the Busia Stadium.
Dawo, whose golden head led Gor Mahia to victory in the Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1987 after beating Esperance of Tunisia in the finals is a member of Kisumu County team while Motego is the coach of Kisii County which won the Kicosca title in 2016 in Kiambu County.
Busia County soccer team came close to clinching the title in 2015 in Eldoret but lost in the final. Lady luck was not on them again last year in Machakos when they lost to the eventual winners Machakos in the semi finals.
Yaite who returned from Kisii where he witnessed the handing over of Kicosca ceremonial chain and the peace torch by Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua to his Kisii counterpart James Ongwae said Busia will present a formidable side during the games, adding that the teams to represent the county have started serious preparations.
Yaite said the County has elabo
rate plans to start recruiting 25 players from July that will culminate in the formation of a soccer club to be sponsored by the County Government.
“I am calling upon all youth with talents to turn up in large numbers during recruitment exercise that will be carried across the County. Soon you will see AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia here.
We want to see to it that the team is entered for Division Two competition. Our target is to have a team in the Kenya Premier League by 2021,” he said.