Team Busia for the Sixth edition of the Kenya Inter Counties Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games that starts in Kisii tomorrow (Monday) left on Sunday afternoon exuding confidence of excelling in the week-long championships.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi who handed over the flag to overall team manager Assumpta Obore, on behalf of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong outside the County Government offices, wished the team success at the annual games.
“’ The county leadership will join the team in Kisii to give them both moral and social support. You are our ambassadors in Kisii. The 13 disciplines that will feature in the games should better last year’s performance in Machakos,’’ he said.
The DG said the team managed to honor the games following the assurance by the Governor when he visited the team’s training at the Busia County Stadium on Friday, and thanked the team for being understanding despite financial constraints.
Mulomi said the competition is healthy as it reduces lifestyle diseases such as hyper tension, adding that Busia is a great county with renowned sportsmen, thus the need by the team to tap such talents in Kisii.
Present at the flag off ceremony included Ag. Chief Officer for Culture and Sports John Mwami, County Secretary Nicodemus Mulaku, Chief Officers Joy Wanga (Youth and Sports), Andrew Otiti (Office of the Deputy Governor), County Assembly Culture and Sports Committee chairman Patrick Obuya and Chair County Public Service Board and overall team manager (Assumpta Obore).
Mwami said it is the beginning of the journey, and told the 262 members making Team Busia to win as many trophies as possible considering the high spirit in the team.
Mulaku said this year’s event might miss the glamour if most counties fail to travel to Kisii due to financial challenges.
Busia County will feature in football, volleyball, Tug of War, pool, darts, ajua, chess, scrabble, netball, dance, choir and athletics (short races only).