The annual Koth biro Offseason tournament kicked off on Tuesday with three thrilling matches setting the pace for the tournament.
The first game of the day was between Dallas Fc from Muthurwa and Congo representing Kahawa with both teams serving an entertaining match to the numerous fans who brazed the early morning cold to watch the game.
Dallas proved to be strong for Congo taking an early lead in the fifth minuted through Elijah Nginga but Brian Okeyo equalized for Congo in the 10th minute after Dallas missed numerous chances in the 1st half.
Dallas took advantage of their experience of having played in the tournament before helping them seal their win through goals from Clinton Omondi in the early minutes of the second half from a free kick from Felix Sambu ensuring Dallas had a solid 3-1 win.
The man of the match was Clinton from Dallas popularly known as Olunga by fans having a similar style of play to Kenyan international Michael Olunga.
Clinton says that his objective is to impress coaches who throng the oldest Offseason tournament to scout for players hoping to get an opportunity to play in the Kenya Premier League or the National Super League.
“Am grateful for the chance to play in the tournament because it gives me a chance to showcase my talent hopefully I will get a call up from teams playing in the top leagues in the country, “Clinton said.
In the second match of the day Ruaraka FC and King Power from Starehe who reinforced their team with players from West Africa creating an early hype from the fans before the match started.
Ruaraka overpowered King power fc 2-0 with their Captain Tyson Otieno scoring a brace in the 1st half to secure an early lead into the game which proved to be an advantage.
King Power pressed for an equalizer but their attacks failed to materialize as the Ruaraka defense proved to be well organized.
The last match of the day was between GOA from Githurai against Dandora combined in what proved to be an even match but GOA outplayed Dandora in a counter to take the lead in the 21st minute through Stephen Mwangi.
Dandora combine suffered a blow late in the second half after Felix Ouma was awarded a red card giving GOA an advantage.
The games will be back on Wednesday with the fixtures as follows.
9:00 am Cathedralw Fc vs Victors Faith
11:00am Interjinamory vs Alain Jua Kali
13:00 Team GAA VS Soka Academy
Author :Mwangi Waweru