Kingstone win Koth Biro after successful shoot-out over Jua Kali

Monday, August 5th, 2019 00:28 |
Shauri Moyo’s Kingstone savour Koth Biro tournament glory after beating Jua Kali in Saturday’s final at Umeme ground in Ziwani, Nairobi at the weekend. Photo/DAVID NDOLO

Kingstone from Shauri Moyo are the new champions of the off-season Koth Biro tournament after beating Alin-Jua Kali 7-6 on post-match penalties in the final at Umeme ground in Ziwani, Nairobi at the weekend.

The match ended 2-2 in regulation time which prompted a shoot-out as Maina Hussein, Waka Nelson, Oreso Kevin, Eugene Oduor, Brian Ochieng, goalkeeper Juma Casillas and Christopher Muriithi scored for Kingstone while Steven Otieno’s kick was saved.

Mika Odhiambo and Abura Odhiambo fluffed their kicks for Jua Kali with Brian Ochieng, Rafael Ndukwe, Derric Adundo, David Kioko, Rich Donald and goalkeeper Victor Omondi finding the target for Kingstone.

Both teams traded powerful shots at goal but it was Jua Kali who surged ahead in normal time through Evans Juma in the 20th minute. Kingstone equalised in the 40th minute, thanks to Kalwish Walubuka’s strike.

Walubukha turned provider for Kingstone’s second after floating a cross that was beautifully connected by Chrispinus Onyango before Walcott Walla drilled Jua Kali’s second.

Meanwhile in the individual category awards, Francis Omondi of Borrusia took the golden boot after scoring five goals while Keith Imbali clinched the Most Valuable Player (MVP) gong. Evans Mieno of Umeme Bees took home the Most Promising Player award.

Third-placed team

The most outstanding player award attracted a Sh10,000  cash token and was shared between Kingstone’s Hussein Maina and Allin’s George Odhiambo.

The Arnold Origi Golden Gloves Award went to Borrusia’s Job Ochieng who received a pair of gloves from the Finland-based former Kenya Harambee Stars goalkeeper.

Makongeni Sports Association (MASA) finished third after beating Umeme Bees by a solitary goal to win the hotly contested place play-off on Friday.

The score line was a repeat of the group stages results when the two teams clashed, giving MASA the ultimate bragging rights. The solitary goal was scored in the 79th minute through a free-kick by Norman Ogolla.

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