KOTHBIRO: Thrilling Entertaining Match From Boys Who Started Playing Together At age 8

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By Curtis

A thrilling Quarter Final match in the 41st Edition of Kothbiro tournament was witnessed on Thursday pitting Umeme Bees & Nyoi FC, teams from Ziwani making the match an automatic Derby as the atmosphere was right while the grounds was packed.

As the match progressed, one could see the expertise and understanding of the Umeme Bees boys who had a major match possession throughout with great swift touches, to the excitement of the fans.

This was as a courtesy of six young men in the team who started playing together from the age of eight Years at Kabanze Foundation under the watchful eye of the late Tom Skinde.

Though currently with different teams in the KPL, the match was a reminder of the importance of consistency which is also needed in the National team.

The six players include Michael Oduor (Wazito FC) Luis Misiko (Posta Rangers) Evans Mieno (Equity FC) Mohamed Kilume (Sofapaka) Clyde Senaji (Tusker FC) and George Clinton (Sofapaka Youth).

Some of the players who are perfect examples of consistency and have risen through the ranks to play for the National team Harambee Stars include Eric Marcelo Ouma and Steven Okumu.

Marcelo started playing football while in High School representing Kakamega High School in the national school games.

While still at Kakamega High School Marcelo also played for the National Junior teams under 17 and under 20 before beign recruited to Gor Mahia then moving abroad to play for a Georgian Club and then a Swedish Club (where he is currently based).

Hopefully these boys (Umeme Bees) will one day don the Kenyan Colors and represent the football community under Harambee Stars.

On Saturday the 27th of July, they face Kingstone from Shauri Moyo in the Semi Final an exciting match scheduled at 3 PM.