Kayole United players warming up before the match.
United inch closer to championship finals
By Terry Ouko | Thu 12 Oct, 2017 12:53

Kayole United assistant coach cum player, Darwin Kigina is a happy man, after his side registered a 3-1 win over Victory Youth in a Kayole MYSA Zone Championship match staged at the Calvary Grounds on Wednesday 11 October.

Commenting after the match, Kigina whose side also beat Green Stars 2-0 in their first match also urged his players not to shift focus ahead of their last Group A match against Tsunami on Friday 13 October, which will determine if a top finish in the pool is a possibility.

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“We will not underrate our next opponents, but I believe that we will top the group because even if we don’t get three points, a draw will still earn us top spot. Winning our first match eased the pressure on us, and now regardless of whether we win this championship or not, qualification to the finals guarantees us a slot in the annual tournament,” he said

Victory Youth Coach Philip Luseno however felt the referee had a hand in their loss after awarding the opponents two penalties in the match, in addition to his team’s missed chances.

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Referee’s decisions

“It was a good game, but I feel that some of the referee’s decisions were not fair. I would urge the organizers to look into the matter so that at the end of the day a team leaves the competition satisfied,” Luseno stated.

United top Group A with six points and will be hoping to get a third win against Tsunami in order to be assured of a final slot against Zone B winners on Sunday 22 October.

Terry Ouko
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