NAIROBI, Kenya, March 8 – A total of 21 and 20 teams from Coast and Nairobi respectively will proceed to the provincial finals of the COPA Coca-Cola tournament to be held on 9th -11 April.
In Mombasa, Mombasa United, Changamwe Secondary, Kongowea Secondary and Gulshai, qualified for the provincials in the boys category while Shining Ladies will represent the town during the provincials.
In Malindi, Gede, Alaskan, Upweoni and Maweni football clubs from the boys’ teams will represent the town in the provincial level. Furaha Ladies trounced their opponents to proceed to the Provincials.
Voi town will be represented by Mwongea and Beach warriors Football clubs. Mwafisawa Secondary School from the town will be joining the other 4 girls’ teams at the Provincials.
Waa Boys Secondary, Kwale Boys Secondary and Mbenyenye Stars qualified from the games played in Kwale, and Waa Girls Seconday will be accompanying them to the provincials.
In Hola, Mission FC, Hola Primary and Lazar Primary qualified from the boys teams. The girls will be represented by RiverStars FC.
In Nairobi, Ofafa Jericho Secondary School, Fisa Academy, Blue Stars FC, Eastleigh Stars Asek FC and Pellico FC will represent their areas in the provincial level. The girls’ teams to accompany them are Pioneer Secondary school and Dhacks FC.
Kibera combined, Glyss Langata, Dago Totos, Gully Creepers, Ujuzi Academy and Mwimuto Wailers qualified to the provincials. The girls’ teams are Kibera Girls Soccer team and Olympic high school.
In Stima, Korogocho and Annointed FC will represent the boys and in Utalii, Maili Saba and indomitable lions FC will proceed to the provincial level.
Coke Senior Franchise Brand Manager Pamela Mutua said that the organizers were impressed with Coastal and Nairobi events.
“Teams from the two regions have displayed impressive level of football skills, and the girls’ teams displayed prowess in their matches which is encouraging,” said Mutua.
“Our talent scouts were in the region and have been able to identify some very good talent from the area, who will be taking on each other in the provincial stage of the tournament,” she added.