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Kakamega, Nairobi chase football titles KMTC football titles

With seven points apiece and Kakamega campus are the key contenders for this year’s national Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) football title when curtains come down on Friday morning at Chebisaas High school playground.

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Sponsored by Post Bank, all matches will come to an end on Friday played in a round robin format, Nairobi won 4-2 against Machakos in a free scoring opportunity. Striker Emmanuel Omulama netted a brace for Nairobi with Simon Masinde and Hillary Lumumba scoring a goal each.

Boniface Yeko of Machakos (8) against Nairobi’s Jackson Jesse. Photo/Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

With 43 seconds into the match, Omulama opened the scored before Masinde doubled the score for a 2-0 lead on the 3rd minute before Franklin Ochieng converted a penalty to a 2-1 into break.

On restart, Omulama was on target again on 80thminute to extend the lead with 3-1 as Ochieng converted another penalty for Machakos in 3-2 as Lumumba sealed the victory on 88th minute.

In a one-sided match played at the same venue, Mohamed Helmi netted the lone goal as Bondo trounced Embu.

Nairobi campus has one chance to defend men’s volleyball title at the same venue. They beat Mombasa in straight sets of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-20 after beating Siaya in similar margin of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15 and Thika 3-0 (25-20, 25-13 an 25-12).

Nairobi will face Webuye in their last match as Thika, who has lost one out of three matches played stands in between Nairobi title defence.

In other men’s results, Mombasa beat Siaya 3-1 (20-25, 25-12, 25-14 and 25-11), Thika Walloped Webuye 3-0 (25-19, 25-15 and 25-23).

2017 finalists Thika are on their way to win the title following their triumph in two matches and losing one. With defending champions Kisii failing to make the cut to the national championships.

The Kiambu based team lost to Lake Victoria campus 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-11). In other women matches Lodwar were surprise winners against Nakuru 3-0 (25-18, 25-20 and 25-22) and Lake Victoria winning their second match in straight sets of Lodwar 25-16, 25-23 and 25-12).

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