Technical University of Kenya are 9th SportPesa Super 8 Tournament Champions after beating Kiambiu Youth Fc 4-2 on post match spot kicks in an entertaining grand finale yesterday afternoon at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Makongeni Sports Association thrashed Kawangware United Fc from penalties in the third place playoffs after the two had settled for a 2-2 draw during extra time.
The event which sought to bring out the best club from the East and West of Nairobi was graced by the slogan “Wakilisha Mtaa Yako!” The event kicked off on April 4 with a total of 101 clubs participating from all regions of Nairobi taking part from the preliminaries.
Kiambiu Youth Fc from Kamkunji put on an exemplary performance in the first half with an impressive goal opener from Lawrence Musili at the quarter hour mark. Kiambiu who were the match favorites, wasted crystal chances as TUK Captain Boniface Okomo found the net in the 27th minute to earn the champions an early equalizer. However it was a case of bad luck curse as Musili missed a penalty for his side, a mistake that TUK capitalized on.
“My team was well prepared but we had a misharp in the defence that led to the unfourtunate loss that led to the opponents equalizing. We hope to get back to our feet for next tournaments.” Kiambiu Youth Coach, Marvin lamented his late loss.
The entertaining match was graced by great highlights as both teams played with extreme discipline and showcased talent and professionalism.
“The tournament has been tough as teams brought their best foot forward, we have been correcting the mistakes and in the finals we managed to neutralize our opponents who came strong during first half. I congratulate my team as well as sponsors for the opportunity to showcase talent.” Lukas Omollo TUK’s Head Coach told Ghetto Sports after winning the tournament.
TUK from Starehe took home Ksh.500,000 prize as the first runner-up bagged Ksh.250,000 and third place getting Sh100,000. Regional champions were guaranteed Ksh. 60,000 as all the teams who participated were fully kitted and given footballs.
By Wycliffe Ojiambo