FC SID top Nairobi Sakata finals


NAIROBI, Kenya, July 25- FC SID from Dandora edged out ASEC Huruma 4-3 on post-match penalties to emerge the Safaricom Sakata Ball champions from Nairobi region.

After drawing blanks in regulation time, FC SID converted four penalties to edge out the cagey final with Kevin Masinde, Jones Mwangi, Edwin Mauga and Wigan Owita converting from six yards.

FC SID and Mathare Women United will represent Nairobi during the Safaricom Sakata Ball finals set for August 20 and 21 at City Stadium.

FC SID beat Vapour from Westlands 3-0 in the semis whereas ASEC outclassed Patriots from Kangemi 2-0 on post-match penalties.

Taqwa FC from Eastern, Euro Juniors from Central, Al-Mujahiddin from North Eastern and FC Psalms 105 from Rift Valley are other provincial teams in the finals.

Mugai FC from Western and Maweni FC who will be representing Coast Province complete the line-up.

In the girls’ category, Mathare Women United topped Kibera Girls Soccer Academy 1-0 to lift the trophy.

The winners got the decisive goal through Mercy Kinuthia who capitalised on a defensive blunder in the Kibera rearguard in the second half.

Wiyeta Girls (Rift Valley), Soka Sistas (Central), Matuu Heroines (Eastern), Kenya Medical Training College(North Eastern), Kidundu Girls(Western ) and Galacticos (Nyanza) seal the girl’s finalist roster.

During the Nairobi finals, Mwenda Harisson of FC SID emerged as the Most Valuable Player, with Daniel Opondo of ASEC Huruma named best goal keeper, Fredrick Kimani from Githurai United as best mid-fielder and Chrles Chege of ASEC huruma as best defender.

The Nairobi regional finals brought to an end the provincial deciders.