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Kaloleni’s A 1000 Street retains Koth Biro title


sawa saaA 1000 Street retained the Kothbiro Offseason tournament after edging out Pumwani United from Majengo 3-0.

Mathare United striker Eric Mata, open the account for A 1000 street after receiving a superb pass from the centre before unleashing a fierce shot in the 25th minute.

Five minutes later, Pumwani found themselves on the receiving end as Brian Osumba doubled the advantage for the holders.

Before the break, Mathare forward Roy Syamba easily tap in the third goal to all but end the contest.

A1,000 Street received Sh100,000 cash prize while Pumwani walked away with Sh75,000 for their efforts. Opitos who stunned Headquarter 2-1 in the third place play-off walked away with Sh50,000.

Opitos, 2-0 winners over Headquarter FC in the third-place playoff, walked home with Kshs. 100,000 with the Embakasi outfit getting Kshs. 50,000 for finishing fourth.

Wenyeji FC’s Salim Ochola took the Golden Boot with seven goals while Umeme Bees 16-year-old Maurice Muya won the Golden Glove award.

Koth Biro tournament is so far the biggest and oldest off season tournament in Kenya tracing its origin to the first inaugural match played back in the 1960’s at the Ziwani grounds in Kariakor.

Over the years the tournament has played a huge role in exposing, inspiring and nurturing upcoming football talents.

The tournament has by far taken the title of being the best organized competition at the grass root level has been the inspiration of many prominent and famous football superstars with the likes of last former presidential aspirant Peter Kenneth, Gor Mahia’s assistant Coach Bobby Ogolla, DR. Dan Shikanda, Dr. Enock Obwaka , Sammy Shollei, Hussein Terry , Rishadu Shedu and also Zedekiah ‘Zico’Otieno who are among many who top the list.

Other high-flying stars who have taken part in this tournament include Southampton’s defensive midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama, Dennis Oliech, McDonald Mariga, Jamal Mohammed, Mathew Owino Ottamax and George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo among others.

National Bank of Kenya sponsored  this year’s to a tune of Ksh. 200,000 with the official launch scheduled for October 7.

Event sponsor Starehe MP Maina Kamanda promised to rehabilitate the dilapidated ground to a tune of Sh50 million.