The long awaited game dubbed ‘battle of supremacy’ finally came to pass with Umojachiefs stamping Grand warriors to secure a win away. Chiefs have now won against the two juja teams and are holding on the victory mantle. the young team also basks in the glory of a huge fan base from the community as their home games are highly attended.
Umoja chiefs are leading the standing so far with 2 wins and 1 loss. This community-based team was founded by George Alwanga and Suleiman Shaban 2 years ago are now the league favorites from the style of play. The young men have bigger ambitions and goals in this game. ‘we play Big with our heads High, we not only here to compete but enjoy the game‘ said the captain Umojachiefs.
The 3 other teams are, however, enjoying massive support and facilities from respective institutions(the University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University) and quality coaching from Teddy and Edwin Osuma respectively.
The league Kenya 8-Men American football league was established to promote the sport in Kenya and also an opportunity for the athletes to showcase their skills as they learn more about the sport.
The first league ends on 22nd of July, where Mighty Nyati(University of Nairobi) will host JKUAT Sparrows. Nyati will have a chance to go second on the league standing while winless Sparrows scavaging for a win to stay above deep waters.
The league takes a break after the showdown at the University Of Nairobi and, it will resume towards the end of August. During the break joint training camps will be held, coaching clinics and public demonstrations.
in an effort to create awareness of the sport and, recruit more players to join the teams. United States International University(USIU) already are recruiting players for an 8-man tackle team while Kenyatta University has invited teams for demonstration.
Just like the rising sun conquers over the mountains, American football in Kenya has a clear vision and goals of the same heights.
Top performers in the League.
Brian Nakitare-RB(Grand warriors)
lee Gullu- WR(UMOJA chiefs)
EDWIN Osuma-QB(Mighty Nyati)
SANCHEZ (RB UMOJACHIEFS)
8-man tackle team, Umojachiefs