Friendzone FC Crowned Wazee Pamoja League 2021 Season Champions

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Friendzone FC were on Sunday 28th November 2021 crowned Wazee Pamoja League champions at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds.

 

The league’s partner SportPesa were at hand to present the winning team with a trophy as well as Ksh75,000 cash prize for their stellar efforts throughout the campaign.

The league kicked off in February this year with the winners Friendzone FC finishing it off in style with a 4-2 victory over Jambo FC.

 

Friendzone Fc won the league with 46 points after sailing through unbeaten all season, winning 14 out of the 18 matches played. Cruz FC finished second with 43 points as Tipples FC came in third accumulating 28 points throughout the season.

 

The runners-up Cruz FC played out to a 2-2 draw against Teezers FC on the final match day with their second-place finish earning them Ksh 50,000, from Sportpesa while Tipples FC received Ksh 25,000.

 

Friendzone FC striker Solomon Alubala, who scored a remarkable 29 goals throughout the season, setting a new record in the fast-growing league bagged the golden boot award.

 

Alubala is a former Wazito FC striker who retired in 2016 and proved that he still got it during his debut season in the league.

 

Sportpesa PR Manager Lola Okulo,Projects Manager Maureen Muthoni, Friendzone FC Captain Chrispine Opiyo & football fans celebrate after Friendzone FC were crowned Wazee Pamoja league Winners at Camp Toyoyo Grounds. PHOTO/COURTESY

 

“I am extremely happy that I managed to finish as the top scorer and especially since it’s a new league record that I have set.

“My target for next season will be to better that record and I believe with the continued support from my team members, it is something that is achievable,”

the 40-year old stated.

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The Wazee Pamoja League is an initiative that sees former professional football players and legends find a way to still be a part of the beautiful game. Bernard Miruka, the Chairman of Wazee Pamoja League Governing Council, thanked SportPesa for choosing to partner and support the league.

 

“This is a great day for us as the Wazee Pamoja League and we are very grateful to SportPesa for seeing our vision and helping us to achieve this.

 

 “It’s the first time our winners have been gifted with such great incentives and I am very excited for the future that this great initiative has in store,”

Miruka stated.

 

This is the first time in 14 years that the best performers in the league were gifted for their efforts thanks to gaming firm SportPesa.

 

“It is clear what this league does for the community as you can see from the fans in attendance and it fills my heart to see how far it has come. With the continued help from SportPesa, the future is bright,”

he added.

Sportpesa Public Relations Manager Lola Okulo & Projects Manager Maureen Muthoni hand over a trophy to Friendzone FC Captain Chrispine Opiyo at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds during the Wazee Pamoja League champions crowning event. PHOTO/COURTESY

 

The next season is expected to kick off in February 2022 with SportPesa expressing the company’s intent to keep partnering with the league and helping the admirable initiative.

 

Speaking as she awarded the trophy to the winners, SportPesa’s Public Relations Manager Lola Okulo said:

“We are happy to have been able to come on board to help such a great cause as we continue our mission to develop sports in the country.

 

“It is great to come and see such a wonderful turnout and be among football legends of the game in Kenya and I would like to congratulate all the participating teams for a job well done,”

she concluded.

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By Felix Boyd

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