KSSSA: Upper Hill, St. Anthony in boys’ football finale

KSSSA: Upper Hill, St. Anthony in boys' football finale

Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) 2013 national football champions Upper Hill will play St. Anthony in this year’s boys final, after sinking Western’s Kakamega High in semi finals on Friday in Nyeri.

The Nairobi champions qualified for their first final in four years after eliminating Kakamega 4-3 in post-match penalties, after a 0-0 draw in regulation and extra time.

Upper Hill goalkeeper Duncan Okinyi saved three spot kicks from Henry Juma, Boniface Ooko and Joshua Otieno, while his counterpart Job Ochieng, stopped two from Finly Osoro and Thomas Nganda.

“The game was tough, we thank God because we contained the ‘mighty Green Commandos’, although they were the better side.

“We played St Anthony in the group stages and we managed a 1-1 draw but this time am sure this trophy we are going to take it to Nairobi,” said Upper hill skipper Ramadhan Abdalla.

Douglas Mokaya, Peter Oudu, Tom Oluoch and Peter Oyier converted for the winners while, Alpha Chris, Ronald Sichenje and Yusuf Maingi scored for the Commandos.

St. Anthony, who won the 2012 edition, defeated Kathungi by a solitary goal to sail through to the final, with Silas Ogana scoring the only Goal in the 88th minute.

In the girls finals Ibinzo from Western will play Rift Valley’s Wiyeta. Ibinzo defeated Kobala from Nyanza 2-0 thanks to Cynthia Shilwatso strikes at the quarter-hour mark and in the 58th.

Wiyeeta registered a similar win against Jabini, Gentrin Shikangwa scoring both goals in 6th and 9th minutes.

“Kobala came in to the match scared they didn’t even put any effort. Going into the final we don’t fear Wiyeta, considering our preparation and the run we have exhibited so far,” Ibinzo captain Vivian Makhoha told.

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