After an uneventful first half, Rongai Youth played into the second half with the confidence of slaying a lion.
Their bravery was awarded in the 55′ through a superb volley by Clifford Otieno.
Star studded Opitos led by the ever graceful and deadly Mieno brothers and upcoming sensation Moha Sissoko were all shooting blanks against the team from the diaspora.
It took the intervention of former Harambee striker Aggrey Ongoli’s superb header to level the match deep in the dying minutes 87′.
The point keeps Opitos’ hopes alive and only a good win against Shofco FC will see them through to the round of 16.
Earlier in the Morning, FIFA Best proved they are a team to watch when they humbled a fighting Shofco FC by two goals scored in either half.
Wanjau Marvin opened up the score-sheet in the 17′ and Hered Mungai’s strike in the 87′ was all but enough to finish off Shofco.
Three teams will go into their last matches knowing that only a win will guarantee them glory.
Full Time: Shofco 0 vs 2 FIFA Best (Wanjau Mavin 17 ’ and
Hered Mungai 87’)
Full Time: Opitos (Aggrey Ongoli 87′) 1 vs 1 Rongai Youth (Clifford Otieno 55′)
Tomorrows matches ( 8TH Dec)
Group A in action as we kick off the final group stage matches.
A1000 street have bagged 3 free points following the disqualification of Lebanon from the tournament after their fans invaded the pitch and attacked the referee in their match against Nyoi last week.This means the defending champions have qualified for the round of 16.
Later on in the afternoon at 3pm in one of the most talked about matches yet this season, Borrusia will take on Nyoi FC; two erstwhile adversaries.
Borrusia have been in good form this season winning their first two matches while Nyoi have faltered hard losing their first match against A1000 street and only scrapping away with 3 points after Lebanon disrupted the match and were kicked out of the tournament.
Borrusia needs a draw or a win to guarantee a slot in the round of 16 but Nyoi have to beat Borrusia with one clear goal in order to advance in the tournament.
Stakes are so high in this match, already there are two trending hashtags on social media. #nyoimustgo and #nyoimustqualify.
Both teams are keeping their line-ups a secret but the Nyoi camp is sure to include most of their superstar players including Yohana Omollo and probably Michael Oyumba.