Kisumu Boys High School and St. Joseph will represent Kisumu County in the Copa Coca-Cola provincial finals after they easily secured tickets to the July 2nd and 9th spectacle.
Kisumu High kicked off the games played at Kisumu Polytechnic brightly, brushing aside Kisumu Day 3-0 in their first match. Led by their mesmeric captain John ‘Black Messi’ Olande, Kisumu High showed their intentions to kill off the contest early when they found the back of the opposition’s net just two minutes into the game, but the referee adjudged the goal to have been scored from an offside position.
They continued with their deft touches and three minutes later, they got the opening goal courtesy of a powerful effort from Silas Owiti. Kisumu Day were clearly rattled and they conceded the second goal just after the restart when Jackton Oyoo broke clear before tucking the ball past Kisumu Day custodian Levis Omondi.
The first half ended 2-0. Into the second half and Kisumu Day continued to chase the shadows of their evidently superior opponents who unleashed a shot after another from all corners of the pitch. A goalkeeping error just ten minutes into the second half gifted ‘Black Messi’ a glorious chance to put the game beyond the opposition’s reach and he obliged with relative ease to give Kisumu High a morale-boosting 3-0 win.
In the second match of the day, two strikes within five minutes from St. Joseph captain Apollo Otieno were enough to help his team to a 2-0 win over a hapless Shauri Moyo side. Otieno floated in a sublime freekick just ten minutes into the game before adding the second courtesy of another horrendous goalkeeping error.
In their second matches, John Olande was on target again as Kisumu High dismissed a stubborn Shauri Moyo 1-0, a scoreline that St. Joseph replicated against Kisumu Day.
In Bungoma county, Mundika Secondary proved a class above their opponents as they won all their matches. They whitewashed Villa FC 3-0 in the first match before pipping St Mathias 2-1 and rounding up a fine performance with a hardly fought 3-2 win over Malaba. They will be joined in the provincial finals with St Mathias who walloped Malaba Youth 3-0 before scraping a 1-0 win over Villa FC.
Villa and Malaba youth were both kicked out of the tournament with their only point coming from their 0-0 stalemate against each other.
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