By Steve Sabai
The culmination of the two-month-long Hon. Mishi Mboko’s CDF football cup tournament, featuring 68 participating teams, is set to take place this Saturday at Likoni Stadium.
Bodaboda FC from Jamsa Stage in Ferry, Likoni, will go head-to-head with Panama FC of Shikaadabu in an eagerly anticipated final, to be inaugurated by Commissioner Hon. Mishi Mboko.
Likoni is brimming with excitement, especially with local boys’ team Panama FC relying on their home ground advantage to triumph over Bodaboda FC.
Nevertheless, Bodaboda FC has a track record of resilience, having emerged victorious in the 2018 Bodaboda Football Tournament, where they claimed Kshs. 50,000. This year, they aim to assert their dominance in local football.
In the semifinals, Panama FC showcased their prowess with a commanding 4-1 win against Mende FC from Bofu Ward, while Bodaboda FC secured a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Hope Rangers FC in penalty shootouts, demonstrating their consistency in this thrilling tournament.
This tournament, consuming the majority of our youths’ time and activities, was designed to showcase their dedication, skills, sportsmanship, and talents.
As the tournament reaches its electrifying phase, the standings reflect an engaging competition, drawing the attention of dignitaries, including Mombasa County Senator Hon. Mohamed Faki, County Assembly Speaker Hon. Aharub Ebrahim Khatari, Women Representative Hon. Zamzam Mohamed, several MPs, MCAs, and others, who will be in attendance.