Kawangware crowned new SportPesa Super 8 champs

Monday October 23 2017

Kawangware United players celebrate with the winners’ trophy after being crowned the 2017 SportsPesa Super 8 Premier League champions on October 22, 2017 at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY |

Kawangware United players celebrate with the winners’ trophy after being crowned the 2017 SportsPesa Super 8 Premier League champions on October 22, 2017 at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY |  

Kawangware United were officially crowned Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League champions at a colourful ceremony at Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi on Sunday.

The new champions had just been held to an entertaining 3-3 draw by hosts Jericho.

The West Conference champions won the second edition of this grassroots event after attaining 66 points out of a possible 90 to top the 16-team league standings.

Kayole Asubuhi from the East Conference won the inaugural edition last year. So dominant were Kawangware that they in fact sealed the championship with two matches to spare.

They went home with Sh1 million in prize money courtesy of tournament title sponsors SportPesa and tournament organizers Extreme Sports Limited.

After two successful season as the lead partners of the championship, Africa’s leading online gaming platform SportPesa assured the organisers of their commitment towards supporting the grassroots football league.

“Grassroots football has really grown and as a company committed to development of sports we are humbled to be part of the Super 8 League initiative that is really enhancing the youth to put their potential into good use,” said SportPesa’s assistant marketing, advertising and communication manager Esther Kang’ethe.