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By Eric Omwombo 

The Alego-Usonga football team lifted a golden trophy and pocketed KES 110,000 after winning end year tournament that was organized by Lawyer Willis Otieno alias Pikipiki Ponki at Siaya KMTC grounds.

The game had attracted eight teams across Siaya County and Alego team edged Gem FC 3-1 in a penalty shootout.

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According to top Scorer, Philemon Omondi, the victory did not come as a surprise. “We did not have injuries that would affect our performances,” said Omondi.

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Mr Omondi had scored a brace to hand Alego the championship prize and bragging rights.
Philip and Benard earned trophies for top scorer and valuable player while Lilian Awuoro from Gem emerged as the best Goalkeeper.

Gem FC was awarded sets of uniforms worth KES 70,000 while Yimbo and Asembo got 50,000 and 30,000 respectively.
Uyoma and Ugenya received Sets of uniforms and KES 20,000 each.

The sponsor of the tournament lawyer Willis Otieno alias Pikipiki Ponki lauded the players for their good performance.

“As we get to the new year (2024), I decided to organize the tournament for the teams to get cash awards that will help them enjoy the festive season in these hard economic times,” said Otieno.

Our legends who played received KES 10,000.
The winner of today’s monument is a clan from Alego. They have reigned and lifted a trophy as worriers from Siaya but next year will have a similar tournament where winners will meet other warriors from other Nyanza Counties to lift Luo’s country vision.

He further revealed that the tournament aims to market his bid for Deputy Presidency.

Lawyer Otieno noted that in 2027 Luo Nyanza may endorse him and Raila to seek for Presidency and Deputy President positions.

“I have organized the tournament not because am seeking any position in the county of Siaya but for the Deputy President position,” said Otieno adding that Alego Usonga MP Samuel Atandi will just defend his seat while Governor James Orengo to go for another term without any fear.

“I have watched how the country’s affairs are run and established that we are headed in the wrong direction with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua doing little to salvage the situation.

“It’s this gap that I have noticed and want to capitalize on it to save Kenyans. Gachagua does not match me and would find it uphill task competing against him.

“The economy of this country is in the doldrums and as Willis Otieno I have offered myself to run for the position of Deputy president.

“Am not competing Baba (Raila) we must not put eggs in one basket so should he succeed in 2027, Luos have a nest to lean on and should I succeed, our people will be in safe hands,” said Otieno.

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