Young Ghetto win Guinness Night football in Machakos

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 08:00 |
Peter Kasimu of Burning City FC shields the ball against his West Pokot FC opponent during the Guinness Night Football in Machakos at the weekend. PD/WEBSTER NYANDIKA

Young Ghetto Football Club are the mountain regional champions of the Guinness Night football after they beat Wazoefu FC 1-0 in the latest regional event held in Machakos town at the weekend.

Young Ghetto FC striker Jones Mwanzia scored the priceless goal in the second half to ensure the Machakos outfit are crowned champions of the Mountain region tournament. This was after a gruelling scoreless first half where both teams were in each other’s half in search of the crucial goals.

The nut-cracking match had both teams showcasing their prowess inside the pitch to prove to doubters that they are the best team from the region. Jones Mwanzia pounced on a loose ball, scoring the much needed goal in the finals. The team then decided to defend their goal, frustrating Wazoefu  and ensuring that they booked their ticket for the national finals.

Mwanzia, said after the match: “Am quite happy with the performance of our team. We were the underdogs in tonight’s finals but we eventually proved to be the best team in the region. We now look forward to the national finals in Nairobi and I trust I can continue with my scoring form to help my team win and book a ticket to play in Nigeria.”

Enroute to the final, Young Ghetto defeated Mawa FC 2-0 in the knock-out phase, before beating Burning City FC 1-0 in the quarter finals. In the semis they pipped the resilient Machakos Youth Football Club 2-1.

In the third place play-offs, the fancied W.I football club led by former Harambee Stars player Innocent Mutiso defeated Machakos Youth Football Club 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out. 

This was after the two teams drew 2-2 during normal regulation time. Innocent Mutiso scored the first goal for W.I FC, before Machakos Youth equalised through Stephanie Wangare. Allan Omondi from Machakos Youth soon after added the tally but it was disallowed due to infringement in the penalty box.

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