Kenya’s James Nderitu and his team mate JJ Okocha emerged winners of the Guinness Football Challenge celebrity finale that brought together four top African Soccer stars, bringing a close to the season 2 of the East African Guinness Football challenge TV show.
The pair trounced three other African soccer icons Marcel Desailly, Rigobert Song and Kalusha Bwalya who were paired with George Otieno from Kenya, Hance Kimola of Tanzania and Patrick Ogua from Uganda respectively to win USD 50,000.
It was Kenyan businessman James Nderitu from Nakuru and Nigerian football icon Jay Jay Okocha who bagged the top prize to win USD50K after scoring 5 goals in the penalty shoot out against 4 from Rigobert Song’s team.
Speaking after the show, Kenya’s James Nderitu was all joy and could only describe the experience as a dream come true “it amazing, sharing the stage and getting to interact with some of the stars we only see on TV is an opportunity I will always cherish”.
The cash prize of USD 50,000 was divided among the winning team with Okocha giving away his share to the four contestants as a show of appreciation.