The last remaining slots for the COPA Coca-Cola provincial finals were filled this past weekend in Western, Southern and Rift Valley B branches.
Bulimbo Academy and Murhanda Boys were the biggest benefactors from Western Branch after they grabbed vital wins that ensured they squeezed through to the provincials in spite of stiff challenge from Busia Olympic and Ebusiratsi Boys.
Murhanda won their match 3-0 against Kabras Juniors, Brian Lusamhukha netting a brace after Hilton Isutsa had put them ahead in the 9th minute. Bulimbo Academy had Dalmas Otisa and Ibrahim to thank after the duo netted in their 2-0 win over Ebusiratsi, a result that proved just enough to give them the provincial finals berth in spite of losing with the same scoreline against Busia Olympic, Joseph Mburu with the brace.
Murhanda Ladies and Ibinda Girls qualified from the ladies’ category, the latter beating Mukhombe Girls 2-0 courtesy of Mishel Indoshi’s 6th minute opener and Laventine Lihemo’s strike 6 minutes later. Ibinda played to a drab 0-0 stalemate against Bulema Ladies but that was all they needed to advance.
In Rift Valley B branch, Kitale Union and Rangers FC eased past their opposition to seize the slots as Kuinet Girls and Kapsowar took the ladies’ honours. Matinyani Juniors and Kitui Township finished first and second respectively to set up a clash against Lower and Upper Eastern teams in the provincial finals, Mukuyuni and Makueni Redshooters picking the girls’ honors.
The provincial finals for the U15 spectacle resume this coming weekend in Central where teams from Aberdares and Mt. Kenya branches will square off in the provincial knockout matches with the winners in both the boys and girls matches qualifying for the national finals slated for mid August in Nairobi.
Murhanda Boys 2 0 Kabras Juniors -
Bulimbo Academy 2 0 Ebusiratsi
Kabras Juniors 0 0 Butere Sportive
Busia Olympic 2 0 Bulimbo Academy – Joseph Mburu, 20th and 88th minute
Bulema Ladies 0 0 Ibinda Girls
Murhanda Ladies 2 0 Mukhombe Girls
Rift Valley B
Kitale Union 2 1 Rangers
Rangers 2 0 Kunji Santos
Kunji Santos 0 0 Namanjalala
Kitale Union 2 0 Kunji Santos
Kitale Union 3 1 Namanjalala
Namanjalala 0 0 Rangers
Wiyeta 2 1 Kitale Union
Kuinet 2 2 Kapsowar
Wiyeta 2 0 Kapsowar
Kuinet 1 0 Kitale Union
Wiyeta 4 0 Kuinet
Machakos County Heroes 2 0 Kitui Township
Machakos All Stars 1 0 Kasina
Matinyani Juniors 2 0 Machakos Uprising
Machakos All Stars 2 0 Machakos Count Heroes
Matinyani Juniors 2 0 Kitui Township
Mukuyuni Redshooters 2 0 Mwingi Girls
Makueni Redshooters 2 0 Kyanika
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