Monday, August 27, 2012

9th International MYSA girls tournament slated for Tuesday

Over 50 girl teams are expected to participate in the ninth edition of the annual MYSA girl’s tournament at the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) in Nairobi. The tourney kicks off on Tuesday, August 28th at the Nairobi Technical Institute (NTTI) and closes on Thursday, August 30th .
This year’s tourney theme is ‘Protect the girl child for a better future’ and will see the launch of a new project in MYSA, the Gender & Youth Rights Protection Unit.
The unit will offer a safe space for all association members while dealing with children protection, rights advocacy and healthy relationship advocacy for its over 25000 members who are averagely 14 years.
The matches will be played in 10 different community soccer grounds that include those of NTTI in Pangani, Mathare 4A Primary School, Komarock, Eastleigh Community Center, Baba Dogo and Drive in Primary School.   
For over 20 years, MYSA has remained the only organization that holds girls’ soccer leagues and with the most successful tournaments for more than 7 years that showcase girls’ talent in the country. 

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