Kakamega, Embu in morale boosting wins

Nairobi Men county Assembly team poses for a photo with their patron Gov.Mike Sonko....
Nairobi Men county Assembly team poses for a photo with their patron Gov.Mike Sonko.PHOTO/STANLEY MATIVO/CITIZEN

Kakamega County Assembly football team beat their counterparts from Kisumu 1-0 on Tuesday in their first match  as the fifth edition of the Inter Counties Games entered day two at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos .

Boniface Atsotsi stole the show throughout the tie with his performance paying in the 50th minute after a poor defending from the Kisumu side to score from the close range, his sole goal proving enough to the Western side to earn their first win in group C, which also brings together Kisumu and Kirinyaga.

It was a tough tie from the onset which saw midfielder Ray Samo shown his marching orders in 20th minute after a  second booking, following a bad tackle on Michael Amanga of Kakamega .

Kisumu head-coach Dominic Mwalo lamented that the red card to his star man cost his team the game.

“It was not a fair call.The tackle was not that bad and he should have just warned Samo. It  was difficult for my boys to march our opponents and that’s why we have lost the tie,” Mwalo told Citizen Digital in a post match interview.

In other football matches of  the day, defending champions Kisii drew 1-1 with County Assembly of Narok. This was Kisii’s their second straight draw after Monday’s 1-1 tie against  Trans Nzoia .

At the same time, Embu won  their first game of the competition beating  Bomet 2-0 to go top of group A with three points while the Senate team left it late to draw  1-1 with Kirinyaga, in a match played  at the Machakos School grounds.

Uasin Gishu County in group D downed Kajiado 2-0 with Samora Matchell and Hillary Rono bagging a goal apiece to help Josephat Luwei coached side top the pool.

In volleyball, Nairobi County Women staff team thrashed Kiambu by three straight sets in a Pool A contest while Siaya lost by 3-0 to Samburu in a Pool B clash

“Our strong start against Siaya will pay and am sure we will reach finals and win this year’s edition to represent Kenya in Uganda next month,”Samburu captain Ann Serera told Citizen Digital.

Other Women Volleyball  Results 
Pool D
Trans Nzoia vs Nyeri 3-0
Uasin Gishu vs Laikipia 3-0

Men Volleyball matches
Uasin Gishu vs Embu 2-0 Pool A
Uasin Gishu vs Laikipia 3-0
Bomet vs Kiambu 1-3

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