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Sauti Sol’s Savara Mudigi is set to launch the SaWA Football Tournament on June 17 to 18.

The 2-day event will be held at Camp Toyoyo in Jericho, the tournament is one of the three community events that are being implemented by Savara Mudigi’s community initiative dubbed Savara Women’s Advancement Program (SaWA).

The tournament is a 5-a-side set up with a total of 20 teams from Eastlands. Each team will have 5 players and at least two players must be women. All players must be between the age of 18 and 25.

To support the players, other teams participating in the tournament will be from Sauti Sol, Betin Foundations and other SaWA partners.

Cash prizes of Sh100,000, Sh50,000 and Sh25,000 will be awarded to the 1, 2 and 3 teams respectively.

On ground recruitment for the teams will started on June 1 to 14 and will be done by SaWA ambassadors who will visit a majority of the hoods in Eastlands.

SaWA seeks to engage and empower the Eastlands community where Savara was born and raised. Ahead of the tournament, Savara says: “When I was younger, I used to play football as a hobby and it is one of the things that enabled me to form close relationships in the hood, be healthy and fit and also avoid destructive behavior. Football brings people from all walks of life together and #SaWA wants to bring the community together to celebrate and empower women. What better way than through engaging a football tournament – and I want the women players at home to come watch and play as well!

The tournament will be followed by the SaWA Concert that will host Sauti Sol’s first concert in Eastlands.

SaWA Concert will also feature ZJ Heno and Muzikal Sheriff and MC Philipo and talented women from the Eastlands community who will perform alongside the best band in Africa.

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