Kabkara, Black Stars In Flying Start As FKF Teso North Sub Branch Kicks Off

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By Reuben Olita

Kabkara FC from Bungoma County and Black Stars from Kodedema in Teso South got off to a flying start as the Football Kenya Federation Teso North Sub Branch League kicked off at the weekend with seven matches on the card.

Kabkara from Neighbouring Sirisia Constituency and Black Stars from Kodedema in Amukura East Ward opted to take part in Teso North League owing to its competetiveness.

Kabkara ensured maximum points after beating visiting Adanya Wembe FC 3-1 in a thrilling match played at Kabkara play ground.

Joseph Omanyala put the hosts into the lead in the 7th minute before Peter Papa made it 2-0 in the 27th minute to take a 2-0 lead at the break.

Adanya restored parity with a consolation goal in the 72nd minute through Abel Wanyonyi before Damascus Peter sealed their fate with the third goal.

Black Stars on the other hand stunned hosts Green Town 2-1 at Malaba Stadium with Michael Barasa scoring a brace. Green Town’s lone goal was netted by Maurice Wanyama.

Aboloi FC also started on a sound note after beating Akobwait 2-1 at Changara Primary School. Emmanuel Otwane netted twice for the winners with Emmanuel Busuru reducing the deficit.

Kangelemuge pipped Kakurikit Bullets 1-0 with Mark Etyang scoring the lone goal. Koruruma beat Okuleu 1-0 with Shadrack Omuse netting the lone goal of the match.

In the other match played at Amoni Primary School, Pool FC and Homeboys drew 2-2 while the match between Kocholia FC and Katakwa was postponed.

FKF Teso North Sub Branch, Victor Ochakala said 17 teams are taking part in the league with five teams, including Akobwait, Pool, Black Stars, Kabkara and Kocholia FC making their maiden participation.

Mr Ochakala said the one zone league has kicked off amid financial constraints, urging friends of the youths to come to their aid to enable them nurture their talents.

” Teso North is the home to many talented players including Boniface Muchiri who played for Nzoia, Sony, Tusker before making a short stint with a top US club. He is currently playing for premier league clubUlinzi FC,” he said.

He added:” We have other players who have stamped a mark including Tusker central defender, Christopher Oruchum, Evans Elungata (Thika United), Daisy Ekirapa (Bungoma All Stars) and Patrick Otieno of Kariobangi Sharks.”

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