KYISA Games: Spot-on Busia dispatch Nakuru, sail to final


KYISA Games: Spot-on Busia dispatch Nakuru, sail to final

In Summary

  • Busia men's soccer team qualified for the final of the Kenya Youth Inter-Counties Sports Association (KYISA) games after beating Nyandarua 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout on Friday at the Busia County Stadium.
  • Nyandarua had stunned the hosts with a 47th minute goal through John Gathii, before Sammu Barasa put them on level terms  in the 50th minute, taking the match into penalties after the game remained deadlocked even after extra time

Busia men’s soccer team qualified for the final of the Kenya Youth Inter-Counties Sports Association (KYISA) games after beating Nyandarua 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout on Friday at the Busia County Stadium.

Nyandarua had stunned the hosts with a 47th minute goal through John Gathii, before Sammu Barasa put them on level terms in the 50th minute, taking the match into penalties after the game remained deadlocked even after extra time.

In the ensuing shootouts, Busia scored through Gilbert Abala, Dennis Toboso, Bockins Adeya and Valentine Otieno while captain Sammy Barasa blasted wide.

Eric Macharia, Paul Muthami and Lawrence Ochieng scored for Nyandarua as Chrispus Wekesa shot wide while Joel Kimani’s decisive penalty hit the post, sparking off wild celebrations among hundreds of Busia supporters who carried players shoulder high for their heroics.

Busia will now face Nakuru in the final on Saturday, the latter rallying from two goals down to beat Embu 4-2 in the other semi final clash.

Ecstatic Felix Oucho hailed his team’s fans after the win.” I am happy that fans have started embracing their homegrown talent by giving them the necessary support, they have not disappointed,” he said, adding that he is ready for Nakuru.

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