Ulinzi Stars FC has dedicated the team’s junior side’s triumph in the KPL U20 tournament to the fallen soldiers who lost their lives while on duty in El Adde, Somalia, earlier in the year.
Ulinzi Stars U20 beat Kakamega Homeboyz U20 3 – 1 in post match penalties to win the title after a 1 – 1 draw in regular and extra time.
Kevin Ouma, a member of the 2010 league winning side was among the soldiers who died in the attack by terrorist group, Al Shabab and the Ulinzi Stars chairman Col Juma Shee Mwinyikai said the win is a perfect dedication for them for putting their lives on the line to ensure Kenya is safe.
Mwinyikai, while congratulating the team, also stated that the junior side will not be disbanded.
“They have put their lives on the line because of peace in our country and our win is dedicated to them. We said we will put all our effort to win this title for them.
“We are proud of them, they have worked hard to be champions. I want to congratulate them and also add that this team will be maintained,” he told the club’s official website. Get more on the latest football news in Africa across leagues. Stay updated on the No 1 football news site in Africa