Thursday, July 26, 2018: The COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 national finals debutants Moi Girls Nangili thrashed Materdei High School 3-0 in Group B to ensure progress to the Semi-Final matches to be staged tomorrow at Hill School, Eldoret.
Goals from Noel Oruka, Felistas Atieno and Ivy Chepkurui in the 10th, 32nd and 34th minutes ensured the Western regional winners continue to dream for the national title.
In another Group B girls match, Tar Tar Girls versus Waa Girls ended in a barren draw with the coastal champions also qualifying to the Semi-Final matches. In Group A, Olympic girls thrashed Sega Girls 3-0 with the scorers being Maureen Awino with a brace and Naomi Navalayo also scoring a goal for the defending champions.
In Group A Boys matches, St. Peter Mumias Boys High school from Kakamega County also thrashed St. Cyprian High School 4-0. Issa Okumu scored a brace in the 8th and 66th minute with Kevin Hagai and Glide Orata scoring in the 21st and 33rd minute respectively.
In Group B, St. Anthony High School came from behind to beat Upper Hill High School to maintain their perfect record. Cleophas Onyango scored in the 2nd minute to give the Nairobi representatives a lead in the hotly contested match for the top spot in Group B. Daniel Odhiambo equalized for St. Anthony High School in the 13th minute to bring the game to level terms. In the 27th minute, Okoth Woodwing ensured the Rift Valley Representatives record remain unscathed by scoring the winning goal.
Meanwhile, Samuel Kamau scored a brace in the 31st and 56th minute with Rashid Buya also scoring in the 26thminute to ensure Olbolsat Secondary School thrash Kinondo High School 3-0.
Tomorrow’s semi-final will have Moi Girls Nangili playing against Olympic Girls, with Waa Girls High School squaring it out against Wiyeta Girls Secondary School.
In the boys Semi-Final Matches, St. Anthony High School will play against Riyabu High School with St. Peter’s Mumias playing against Upper Hill High School.
The games will be a culmination of the Under-16 boys and girls’ tournament with a total of 5,000 schools having registered and participated for a chance to be inaugurated as the national champions.
Since 2008, the tournament has had over tens of thousands of students participating in the tournament.
The tournament is under the Ministry of Education, in partnership between Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and The Coca-Cola Company.
Riyabu High School 2 VS 1 Sabunley Secondary School
St. Peter’s 4 VS 0 St. Cyprian High School
St. Antony High School 2 VS 1 Upper Hill High School
Kinondo High School 0 VS 3 Olbolsat Secondary School
Alliance High School 0 VS 3 Wiyeta Girls
Tar Tar 0 VS 0 Waa Girls
Moi Girls 3 VS 0 Materdei Girls
Olympic High School 3 VS 0 Sega Girls
Olympic Girls VS Moi Girls Nangili
Wiyeta Girls VS WAA Girls High School
St. Peters Mumias Boys VS Upper Hill Boys High School
St. Anthony High School VS Riyabu Boys High School.