Shimba breeze four past Kaya Tiwi, set tense final date with Serani


Shimba breeze four past Kaya Tiwi, set tense final date with Serani
Shimba Hills and Kaya Tiwi players exchange greetings in a customary pre-match ritual.PHOTO/Robbie Chome/Citizen

In Summary

  • Under 20 football defending champions Shimba Hills booked their place in the final of the Coast Region School Games in style hitting Kwale fellows Kaya Tiwi 4-0 to set up a tantalising date with Serani of Mombasa.
  • Shimba were off to a flying start and opened the scoring charts in the sixth minute before making it 2-0 just at the stroke of half time.
  • Just after the breather, Shimba were ruthless and scored two quick fire goals to settle matters as Tiwi had posed a threat early on, showing some bright start to the second half before the two goals buried them.

Under 20 football defending champions Shimba Hills booked their place in the final of the Coast Region School Games in style hitting Kwale fellows Kaya Tiwi 4-0 to set up a tantalising date with Serani of Mombasa.

Shimba were off to a flying start and opened the scoring charts in the sixth minute before making it 2-0 just at the stroke of half time.

Just after the breather, Shimba were ruthless and scored two quick fire goals to settle matters as Tiwi had posed a threat early on, showing some bright start to the second half before the two goals buried them.

On the other hand, Serani of Mombasa who together with Shimba remain the only undefeated teams in the competition so far, humiliated Kilifi’s Mariakani with a comfortable 5-1 win.

Full of energy, Serani had their business done on 75 minutes as they were already leading 4-0 before rounding off their large win three minutes to stoppage time.

Speaking to Citizen Digital after the win however, Shimba Hills head coach Ali Mwachaunga hailed his boys’ character and the tactician believes his young side has what it takes to defend their title.

“It was a difficult semi final but thank God we are through. I made several changes to my squad but I was happy with my players’ fighting spirit. We are now looking forward to meet Serani. They (Serani) are good on possession but I know how to hurt them,” Ali charged.

The boys’ final will be played on Saturday morning from 9.00 am before the girls’ football final takes stage later on, with their semis yet to be played.

East African queens Kwale Girls have a stiff competition from St John’s who have been spectacular since day one. Already Kwale’s head coach Mukasa Amboko has expressed his worry of meeting St John’s saying that it is ‘ always difficult’ to play them.

In their group stage match, the two sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 stalemate

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