The Wambia Memorial Tournament was established in 2006 by a patron of Muhaka footclub – Mr Wambia – in response to pleas from young footballers who yearned for a more formal opportunity to display their skills and compete with other local talent.
It is now held annually and has grown over the years, attracting participants from Khwisero and Gem Constituencies. Due to its success, the organizing committee recently relocated the tournament to Lwanda Dudi Secondary School where there is a large and level playing field.
Local women now have an opportunity to sell sugarcane, groundnuts, sweets, and bananas at the events and are thus empowered economically. Socially, incidences of new HIV/Aids infections have reduced and low crime rates have been observed among the youths.
The Tournament has also created avenues for networking with like-minded personalities and institutions – most notably, the Ministry of Sports. The Foundation gave a grant of Ksh 1,500,000.