Talanta Hela Football Tournament

The Talanta Hela Football Tournament is a national youth sporting event held in Kenya. It was launched in 2023 by the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage with the aim of identifying and nurturing young football talent in the country. The tournament is open to boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 19, and it is divided into regional and national stages.

The regional stage of the tournament is held in four zones: Rift Valley, Coast, Central, and Western. The winners and runners-up from each zone then proceed to the national finals, which are held in December. The national finals are a major event in Kenyan football, and they attract a large number of spectators.

The Talanta Hela Football Tournament has enabled identification and development of young talent. Several players who have participated in the tournament have gone on to play for the national team, the Harambee Stars. The tournament has also raised the standard of football in Kenya at the grassroots level.

In addition to its sporting benefits, the Talanta Hela Football Tournament also has a number of social and economic benefits. The tournament provides an opportunity for young people from different parts of the country to come together and interact. It also helps to promote unity and cohesion in Kenya. Additionally, the tournament generates income for local businesses and helps to create employment opportunities.