Teams from Kisumu were in a domineering form in COPA Coca-Cola Nyanza North Branch matches as the county’s boys and girls teams won their matches in emphatic fashion this past weekend.
Kisumu United, Kisumu Lakers and the ladies team, Kisumu Queens, served the fans who turned up at the Migori Stadium to a goal-fest and some jaw-dropping football that swept opponents aside with relative ease.
United were the first to take to the field against Muhoroni Youth who were resistant during the early minutes of the first half until Levis Otieno breached their rearguard in the 22nd minute with an easy tap in. The goal opened up the game as Muhoroni searched for the equalizer but their forward forays proved costly when Dismas Amunga completed a devastating counter-attack with a beautiful curled in effort from just outside the penalty area at the half hour mark.
Amunga scored his second in the 44th minute and completed his hat-trick just two minutes later as he led his team to a convincing 4-0 win over Muhoroni. The second match had even more goals as Kisumu Lakers drowned a hapless Karapul FC outfit 6-0 with Elly Odhiambo and Eddy Ricky both hitting a hat-trick.
What the Kisumu boys could do, the girls proved they could also as Kisumu Queens blanked Siaya Township 5-0, Mercy Akinyi also adding her name to the individuals who scored a hat-trick on the day while Roda Ogogo and Melyne Awuor notched a goal each.
The goals just kept coming in the other matches of the day as Bondo Township thrashed Siaya Youth 5-1 while Muhoroni Stars saved their faces with a 3-1 win over Karapul FC.
Meanwhile in Nairobi East Branch, Makadara Juniors shot to the top of the standings after winning both their matches with an identical 1-0 scoreline against Indomitable Dandora and Kamukunji Stars. Makamu United registered their first win of the competition with a narrow 1-0 victory over MYSA but fell to the same scoreline against Indomitable. MYSA Mathare ensured they left the second leg matches with some pride after leaping past Kamukunji Stars 2-0 in their second match.
In the girls’ encounters, St. Anne’s Girls mauled UEFA Babes 3-0 before nicking a 1-0 win over Golden Angels who also lost their second match 1-0.
Mombasa Heroes did their name a world of good as they won both their matches, a 2-1 win over Mswambweni Boys was followed by a 4-0 dismissal of Ukunda Youth. Mombasa Stars also won both of their matches as Muthoka Maina and Abdulkarim Swabir netted in their 2-1 win over Ukunda whose consolation goal came via Salim Swaleh just before the interval. They won their second match against Kaloleni Boys 1-0.
The ladies’ team, Mombasa Queens, fired past Kaloleni Queens 4-0 with Elijah Khezia grabbing a goal either side of Hassan Sauda and Munga Riziki’s goals. Kwale Queens squeezed out a 1-0 win over Kaloleni with the only goal coming from Violet Akoth early in the first match.
North Western – at Kaptama Grounds
Maraka Pefa Pry 3 2 Kaptama Pry Boys
Malaba Youth Boys 4 1 Kivaywa
Bungoma Deb Boys 2 0 Kibichiro Boys
Malaba Youth Boys 2 2 Kaptama Pry Boys
Maraka Pefa Pry 5 0 Kivaywa
Amukura Girls 0 1 Nzoia Pry Girls
Nangwe Pry 0 0 Kapsokwony Girls
Mt. Kenya – Mataye Grounds
Brighter Juniors 2 1 Young Warriors
Heartbeat Boys 3 0 Iriuku Primary
Nanyuki Primary 2 0 Karindundu Pry
Brighter Juniors 1 2 Iriuku Pry
Karindundu 1 1 Heartbeat Boys
Nanyuki United 4 0 Young Warriors
Ndururi Girls 0 2 Young Vision
Ndururi Girls 0 2 Young Heroines
Young Heroines 2 0 Wasituka
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