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Friday, May 17, 2013

COPA Coca-Cola Action Returns to Nairobi, Slated for 8 Branches Countrywide

The search for Kenya’s U17 national football team through the COPA Coca-Cola U15 youth football tournament continues this weekend in Nairobi East and 7 other branches countrywide.

After serving the crowd with action-packed curtain-raising matches at City Stadium two fortnights ago, Nairobi East teams including Indomitable Dandora, Kamukunji Stars, Makadara Juniors, MYSA, Makamu, and Goa FC return to the field on Saturday for their second leg matches at Nairobi Tech in Parklands.

The first match of the day will see second from bottom Makamu United aim to bounce back from their 3-1 humbling at the hands of Makadara Juniors in the first leg when they tackle MYSA from Mathare. The two will set the stage for table-topping Indomitable Dandora’s match against Goa FC who shared spoils with MYSA in the first leg.

Bottom side, Kamukunji Stars, who were mauled 5-0 by Indomitable, will have a tough assignment when they face Makadara Juniors who are second on the log. The teams will take a rest between their matches before playing their second matches of the day in the afternoon. Makamu will clash with Indomitable, Goa FC against Kamukunji while Makadara Juniors versus MYSA will complete the second leg boys’ matches.

In the girls’ fixtures, Golden Angels who clinically dispatched UEFA Babes 5-0 in the first leg, will be aiming to continue with their impressive form when they take on Mathare North outfit Otto Benecker in what is expected to be a tough encounter. Bottom two sides UEFA Babes and St. Ann Girls will square off in the last match of the evening.

Meanwhile after North Coast fans were treated to exciting matches at Ngala Grounds in Malindi last weekend, teams from South Coast start their journey to the late June provincial finals in Kaloleni this Saturday. The 6 boys’ teams who will be in action include Taita Stars and Ukunda Boys who will play the first match before Mombasa Heroes entertain Msambweni Boys and Kaloleni Boys host Mombasa Stars. The Mombasa outfit will then clash with Ukunda and Taita against Kaloleni.

The girls’ matches will feature Kwale Queens against Taita Girls and Mombasa Ladies against Kaloleni Queens.

This year’s tournament is being played in a league format with the teams competing in the branch league where the top two teams will advance to the inter-branch league and winners from this level will advance to the national finals. Prizes up for grabs at the finals, which will be held in Nairobi in August, include first place prizes for both the boys and girls teams of Ksh. 500,000 each, second place prizes Ksh. 200,000 each and third place prizes for both girls’ and boys’ teams of Ksh.100, 000 each.

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