Friday, 14 August 2009

Patricia Musyimi - CECAFA Under-17 Youth Championship (Hassan el Bashir Cup) August 19-31 2009 Sudan

Nairobi, June 26, 2009 - By appointing Patricia Musyimi to head its delegation for the CECAFA Clubs Championship in Sudan next week, Mathare United (MUFC) is setting a new and healthy precedent as Patriciah is evidently the first female to lead a Kenyan football delegation abroad.

Patricia Musyimi

Patriciah was recently appointed as the MUFC Public Affairs and Marketing Manager but also became the MUFC Acting CEO in early June as David Waithaka had to travel urgently on short notice to the USA to help and care for a seriously ailing family member.

Born and raised in the Mathare slums, Patriciah has managed to struggle against the odds and achieve some of her dreams as one of the pioneering players and leaders in the girls football programme of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA). For example, in 1996 Patriciah was a key player on the first MYSA U14 girls team to feature in the Norway Cup, the world's oldest and largest youth football tournament.

Source: CECAFA

The CECAFA U-17 Championship is the a football (soccer) tournament in Africa. It is a tournament of FIFA and the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), and includes national under 17 teams from Central and East Africa.

The tournament was to be hosted in 2008 but CECAFA could not raise enough money so the tournament was delayed a year.

Source: Wikipedia

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