Mwenge win Kenya Pipe­line u-17 ti­tle as Wazee wa Kazi fall

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local - BY RITA DAMARY /

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.

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