Sakaja Super Cup Sub County Semis Set For Midweek As Tourney Inches Closer To Final Stages

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya- The Sub County Semi-Finals of the inaugural Sakaja Super Cup Football tournament are set to be played on Thursday 16th November with a total of 20 matches on those cards from 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM as the tournament inches closer to conclusion.

The tournament quarterfinals were played over the last weekend spilling over to Monday as the best of the best put their foot forward for a chance to advance to the semis in their respective sub counties.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

In the Dagoretti North Sub County quarter-finals, Siesta FC scraped through with an 8-7 victory over Kilimani FC after the teams had settled to a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Classic outclassed Kile Soccer claiming a 3-0 victory as FIFA Best defeated Maranatha 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller while Escalators beat Kabiro Youth 3-0 in the last quarter-final of the sub-County.

Away in Kibra Sub County, Sitambili put a solitary goal past their opponents Kibera Golden as Kibera Arts beat Shofco Fc with a similar margin. Makina All-stars defeated InterBase Fc by two goals to nil while in Dagoretti South, Riruta 105 FC produced a three-star performance beating Mutuini Rangers FC 3-0 after a brace from Riruta’s number nine Geoffrey Erambo in the 32nd and 79th minutes and one from winger Ikutwa Ford who found the back of the net in the 73rd minute.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in celebration after scoring a goal. PHOTO/COURTESY

Dagoretti Santos and Home in Home settled to a barren draw forcing the match to penalty kicks which Home in Home won 5-4. At the NCC grounds, B13 made it to the semi-finals after defeating 4-3 in post-match penalties following a goalless draw. In another match at Calvary Grounds, Morefire dumped out Legends with a 3- 0 drubbing courtesy of Omondi Jargso’s hat trick in the 2nd, 8th and 51st minutes

In Embakasi South Sub County, Real Warriors and Kamongo played out a goalless draw with the away team winning the penalty shootout 5-4. In another match played at Vision grounds, Alfan Muthoka was on the scoresheet as Mukuru Combined defeated Reuben United by a solitary goal.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Embakasi North, it was a tough home-ground rivalry as Dandora United and Dandora Hunters forced a one-all draw heading into spot kicks which the Dandora Hunters carried the day with a 4-3 scoreline. Their other neighbor Dandora Maono lost by two goals to Kariobangi Sports. Dandora Fullnesco thumped Kariobangi Stars 3-0 as Kariobangi FC bowed out after a 1-1 draw forced them to penalties won by their rivals Clever FC in a 5-4 scoreline.

Other matches played in Embakasi East saw Levites FC defeat Team Unfit by a solitary goal courtesy of George Mbadi who struck in the 2nd minute of the match.  Embakasi United won 4- 3 against Kin San FC on penalty shootouts while in Kamukunji sub-county, California friends claimed an away 1-0 victory over Usacli FC courtesy of a lone goal from Beker Mikidaddy. Pumwani overpowered Eastleigh Youth by two goals to one.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

in Roysambu sub-county Sakaja Super Cup quarter-final matches, Kamiti FC and Roysambu FC settled to a 2-2 draw in a match in which the Kamiti side won 5-4 on post-match penalties. PAC University overcame Githurai Youth 2-1 with goals from Chudier Guech (48 min) and Akok Deng (82 min) for the varsity boys.  Paul Kimani had opened the goals spree for Githurai in the 2nd minute.

Embakasi Central sub-county saw yet another tough match ending in a draw as Kayole United and Bongonaya settled in a 1-1 draw before Bongonaya won 8-7 on penalties.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

Makadara Sub County saw Michezo Halisi dump A1000 Sportiff FC out of competition with a 4-0 thumping with goals courtesy of Otieno Kennedy who struck in the 5th and 37th minutes and Fidel Otieno who also inked his name on the score sheet in the 15th and 86th minutes. Makadara Youth defeated Jericho All-Stars 1 – 0 with a goal from Mureithi Michael in the 10th minute.

In Embakasi West Alegzin FC defeated Hope Sportiff FC 1-0 courtesy of a 63rd minute from Kelvin Kimando as UEFA Despanol bundled Katatenje out with a 5-4 penalty victory after the match had ended 1-1 in regular time.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Ruaraka Sub-County, St. John was the better side as they shoved off the challenge from Mathare North Youth with two fine goals from Malama John and Otieno David as Lucky Summer Sports defeated Homeboyz 2-0 courtesy of Kennedy Odhiambo and Rikaard Lwa who scored a piece each.

Kihumbuini Grounds in Westlands Sub County saw Gullyside thump Deep Sea United 6-2. Karura Green FC lost by two goals to nil at the hands of City Park FC while Kipande FC lost 2-3 to Leads United. In Embakasi South Sub County Vision FC won2-1 against Sun City while in Ruaraka Sub-County at Babadogo Grounds, Lucky Summer AllStars FC beta Babadogo Babes 2-1 with Javan Omondi and Frank Ochieng’ scoring for the Lucky Summer side as Sanday Sammy pulled one back for Babadogo Babes.

Sakaja Super Cup Tournament players in action. PHOTO/COURTESY

Mathare sub-county saw Muoroto overcome Julias Burger 1-0 while in Embakasi East, Bromley won by a solitary goal over Santos Hotspur with a 90th minute penalty that was converted by Wiliam Omutanyi. Real Soweto Hope downed Embakasi All Stars by a goal to nil.

Babadogo United beat Mathare Flames by four goals with Nicholas Omondi, Duncan Chakali, and Dennis Omollo all on the score sheet. At Njiru grounds, Victor’s faith defeated Made in the Streets 2-1 as Mwiki United defeated Kamal FC by one goal.

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