American Football to kick off breast cancer awareness weekend
Kenya Federation of American Football will on Saturday hold a four-team tournament at the University of Nairobi grounds to help in raising awareness of breast cancer scourge in the country.
The teams drawn from UoN (Mighty Nyati), BIFA Spartans (Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts), JKUAT Sparrows, Samburu Cowboys and the Originals which is a representative team of the Nairobi county.
“This is a tournament organized with higher purpose than mere rivalry or victory but rather to encourage women to go for breast cancer scanning so as to help defeat the scourge,” event organiser Mr Tom Kelly said.
Mr Kelly, an American football coach and a diplomat, is credited with introducing the sport in the country. With the help of the University of Nairobi administration, the sport has been growing steadily while attracting dozens of players within and without the institution.
“The major challenge for the new teams is how to acquire equipment and facilities to run the sport smoothly,” Mr Kelly said.
The sport has had a major boost from Kenya Airways, which helped in delivery of donations from the well-wishers in the United States. This exercise has been coordinated by Kenneth Masika, the chief executive of Broadband Tours & Safari LTD.