Mwenge win Kenya Pipeline u-17 title as Wazee wa Kazi fall
Mwenge FC are the Kenya Pipeline Company tournament champions in the U17 category after edging out Kimathi FC 3-1 at Afraha Stadium on Friday in a tightly contested match. The feat saw the winners pocket a cash prize of Sh30,000.
Mwenge went into the break with a 2-1 lead courtesy of John Kihanya and Alvin Nganga with Jared Mureithi adding the third goal late in the match. Kimathi took home Sh20,000 for the runner-up position. The Walk FC claimed the third spot after beating Machanga 2-1 in the playoffs to take home Sh10,000. The event is part of a series of events being organised by the Kenya Pipeline Company.
Mwenge had qualified for the final after edging out Machanga 1-0 courtesy of a Brian Kamau strike. Kimathi FC edged out The Walk FC 4-2 in a 6 goal-thriller to advance. Garang Manyang and Dan Sungut scored for The Walk while John Kihanya, Alvin Nganga and Jared Mureithi’s brace secured the 4 goals for Kimathi.
In the preliminary matches, Mwenge had a clean record, winning all their three matches. Other results in the preliminary stage of the u-17 category were as follows: Nyayo Stars 1 Machanga 1, Makadara 0 Kimathi 2, Mwenge 2 Nysa 0, The Walk 2 Kiamunyi 1, Machanga 3 Makadara 2, Nyayo Stars 0 Kimathi 2, Kimathi 1 Machanga 0, Nysa 2 Kiamunyi 0, Mwenge 1 The Walk 0.
In the Under-13 category, The Walk collected seven points to be crowned champions. Nysa were second with six while Baraka and Nyayo Stars finished third and fourth with two and one point respectively. Ladies Queens scooped the top prize in the women’s category after raking in 9 points, five ahead of second-placed Mazembe FC.
Nyayo Stars’ George Otieno (L) battles Gilbert Cheruiyot of Wazee Wa Kazi during the Kenya Pipeline tourney.