Winners of Rashid Abdalla Tournament to Receive Ksh 1M in Prize Money

  • From left to right: Media personality Lulu Hassan poses for a photo with her husband Rashid Abdalla at Citizen TV's studio in the past.
    From left to right: Media personality Lulu Hassan poses for a photo with her husband Rashid Abdalla at Citizen TV's studio in the past.
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  • Famed Citizen TV news anchor Rashid Abdalla has organized a football tournament in Kwale County in which the winners will walk away with Ksh 1,000,000 in prize money.

    In addition, the champions of this year’s edition will also be treated at the Mombasa Continental Resort - a five star hotel.

    The tournament which is known as the “Rashid Abdalla Super Cup” began on Sunday, September 25, and is expected to reach the penultimate stage on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

    Citizen TV News Anchor Rashid Abdalla and his sons
    Citizen TV News Anchor Rashid Abdalla and his sons.
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    Abdalla stated that the main objective of the tournament is to help youths stay away from drugs and other vices in society.

    "Soccer is the only thing that brings people together. I decided that I should look for something that the youth will like.

    “When the old generation comes together with the young ones for the tournament, they can be able to encourage each other that it is possible to stay on the right path,” he was quoted by SPM Buzz.

    According to the organizers, the competition which attracted more than 38 clubs has two main categories: The main and legends' category.  

    The final of the legends' category will be held on Saturday, December 10 at the Waa Primary School in Kwale County while the main final will be staged the following day at the same venue.

    Besides football, there will also be other forms of entertainment during the final day, including music from the melodious Modern Taarab Band.

    Those who will attend the event will also receive free medical treatment and check up as well as treat themselves to a variety of delicious local coastal dishes.

    Apart from organizing the tournament, the Swahili presenter alongside his wife Lulu Hassan, recently donated relief food to help families which have been affected by drought in his home county.

    Kwale County Governor's Press Service disclosed that the television power couple donated rice, sugar, maize flour and cooking oil to help disadvantaged families. 

    "The two were able to donate 500kgs of sugar 2,000kgs of rice,77 bags of maize flour, 480 litres of cooking oil, 500 packets of tea leaves and 152 boxes of Indomie noodles," part of the statement read.

    Governor's Press Service - Kwale
    Lulu Hassan, Kwale Deputy Governor Josphat Chirema, Loiza Kithi and a representative of the county at the office of the governor on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
    Governor's Press Service - Kwale
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