KPL in partnership to launch Inmates Premier League


The Kamiti All Stars team which took on AFC Leopards. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
The Kamiti All Stars team which took on AFC Leopards. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

In Summary

  • The KPL has partnered with Zeb Strong Foundation to launch a 7-a-side Inmates Premier League which will see 25 teams from the Kamiti Maximum Prison and the Naivasha Maximum Prison compete for glory.
  • This launch was done on Wednesday at the Kamiti Maximum Prison and saw AFC Leopards take on Kamiti All Stars in an entertaining friendly 7-a-side match.

Kenyan Premier League has partnered with Zeb Strong Foundation to launch a 7-a-side Inmates Premier League which will see 25 teams from the Kamiti Maximum Prison (13-team league) and the Naivasha Maximum Prison (12-team league) compete for glory.

This launch was done on Wednesday at the Kamiti Maximum Prison and saw AFC Leopards take on Kamiti All Stars in an entertaining friendly 7-a-side match.

Playing on a murram and gravel surface, Kamiti All Stars took a 3-1 first-half lead before AFC Leopards came back strongly in the second half to force a 3-3 draw.

The quality of play and the goals scored was testament to the talent on display as both teams exhibited great ball control, innovation, accurate passing, and teamwork while defending and attacking.

The similarity in some of the goals by both teams, as well as chances created, pointed to an exchange of ideas between the two teams which was further reinforced during a bonding session after the fulltime whistle.

KPL CEO Jack Oguda highlighted the progress made by KPL and Zeb Strong towards launching of the Inmates Premier League.

“Following the success of the Prison World Cup which was held in June-July, we realized the potential football has to change the lives of inmates and we were challenged and inspired by that to something bigger.

“The idea of an Inmates Premier League was floated and after several weeks of planning, we are happy that we have been able to launch it. This is just the first step and in the days to come we hope to get more partners on board through the network we have,” Oguda said.

The KPL CEO also said that a trophy will be given to the best team at the end of the season.

Kenyan Premier League also donated 10 balls to the Kamiti Inmates Footabll Association.

-Report by KPL 

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