Kibra United were denied a chance to defend their title in the 16th edition of the Ramadhan Cup after being downed by Gogo Boys by a solitary goal in the semi finals staged at the Nairobi's Woodley Grounds on Tuesday 12 June.
Gogo, who won the tournament in 2014 had their all important goal scored by Hillary Shirao in the 43rd minute of the match, lifting coach Abdul Suleiman's hopes of bagging the accolade in what he says will be a morale booster for his side which participates in the Nairobi West Regional League.
"We are very happy to make it to the final, our third in five years. We hope this year we win the tournament to give players the morale booster as they play the Nairobi West Regional League. We will handle the final with caution as our opponents (Soka Talent) were in the same group with us and we lost 0-1 to them. It's time we get our revenge,'' Suleiman remarked.
The loss by Kibra means in the history of the tournament, there is no team that has defended the title in its 16 years of existence.
Soka 3-0 Swaffa
In the second semifinal, Soka Talent edged out AS Swafaa 3-0 on post match penalties after the match ended 2-2 in regular time.
The final will be played on Friday 15 June 2018 at Woodley ground.