THE badges and colours of local football teams are appearing on the streets of Kenya.

An appeal from Cowdenbeath Rotary Club was launched last autumn and hundreds of strips were subsequently sent to the city of Mombasa.

Organised by the club's senior vice president, John Gilfillan, a number of teams in the area joined in.

John said: "We were so pleased with the support we received from local football clubs and also the public.

“Football is a popular sport in the Mombasa area, but unfortunately there is a lot of poverty there and many girls and boys do not have strips to enjoy playing the beautiful game in."

Cowdenbeath, Crossgates Primrose, Dundonald Bluebell, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Lochgelly Albert, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, and Jeanfield Swifts all donated.

Benarty Astros and amateur side Lochgelly United also did so, while Cardenden's Village Inn made a valuable donation.

John added: "It has been superb to see photographs of the youngsters enjoying playing matches and wearing the colours of local teams."