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Korogez Eastleigh South through to Kothbiro quarters – Capital Sports

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25 – Kothbiro debutants Korogez from Gikomba Market sailed through to the semis after beating perennials Ruaraka All Stars 4-2 in a fan packed match that ended in a shoot-out at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani.

Clement Reis gave The Mitumba Traders of Gikomba, Korogez the opener at the 12th minute before Erick Kipkurui of Ruaraka All Stars leveled the score at the 24th minute.

Ruaraka’s 17 year old Kalou Mani nicknamed by the fans Iniesta due to his crazy dribbling skills netted the second goal for Ruaraka All Stars at the 27th minute.

Ruaraka’s celebration was short-lived after Korogez’s Issa Charo equalized on the 35th minute ending the first half with a 2-2 draw.

The entertaining second half would end on a 3-3 after Ruaraka’s Erick Kipkirui scored his second goal on the 65th minute. Wellingtone Ochieng would then sail through Ruaraka’s shaky defense and level for Korogez at the 86th minute.

Korogez Coach Polosa Odera expressed excitement on the win despite being first time participants of the tournament.

“We are happy for the win. We conceded two goals because of laxity but then chased the ball and equalized,” said Polosa.

“We played a great game. We lost many chances but also took advantage of the ones we had and scored three goals. We hope to work on our defense in the next match. We lost out of our own naivety,” Ruaraka All Stars Coach Cyril Peter Otieno said.

Earlier on Eastleigh South from Eastleigh beat Kingstone FC 4-5 on penalty kicks after finishing the game on a 1-1 draw in a gruesome quarter final.

Julius Kasera scored for Eastleigh South while Julius Muhia scored for Kingstone FC.

Kothbiro organizer Paul Ojenge has appealed for more funds to help them raise the prize money and also play tournament officials.

Ojenge has appreciated SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri for paying part of the money Sportpesa owed the tournament.

“We are still appealing for more organizers to come through and help us raise the prize money. The tournament officials like referees also need to be paid their dues for the smooth running of the finals,” stated Polosa.

Semi Finals will be played on Saturday 28th January 2023 while Finals will be played on the 4th of February.

Beryl Onyango

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