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Mombasa determined to win football championship as it takes lead

Mombasa County Assembly is determined to retain victory home as it takes leads in football matches played against opponents.

The Mombasa team beat Kisii county assembly 7-0 during their opening match with Tudor Member of County Assembly Tobias Samba netting a hat trick.

In another match Mombasa managed a 2-2 draw with Kakamega County. This second game of the 3rd County Assembly Sports Association (CASA) championship games, put Mombasa closer to the inter-county quarterfinals. 

Members of County Assembly Absom Andati from Igotse ward and Kayonzo ward’s Harrison Shikuku gave their opponent a hard time in the second half and finally managed to equalize.

“We have done enough practice as football is part of our culture. Since we are at home we must take this trophy,” said Fadhili Mzee, manager of the Mombasa County Team.

Mombasa county communication’s department staff member Nicholas Otieno was unstoppable in the opening minutes of the game netting two goals by the 13th minute.

At the same time, the host county welcomed the CASA games with a win against Nairobi County in the curtain raiser event of tug of war.  

The defending Football Champions; Kakamega has also shown their determination to retain the trophy by beating Kitui County 3-0 during their opening game.

On Tuesday, the second day of the CASA sports held at Shanzu Teachers Training College, Siaya County beat Nakuru County men’s football team 2-0, Trans Zoia beat Tana River 2-0 and Baringo County lost in their first two matches by a 2-0 margin.

In women’s Volleyball Siaya lost 2-0 to Nairobi County, Laikipia also lost 2-0 to Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet beat Kakamega County 2-0, Nakuru suffered a 2-0 loss to Kericho, Kitui defeated Laikipia 2-1 and Kisumu were thrashed 2-0 by Baringo County. 

Other games in the competition include 8 ball pool, netball, Tug of War, cultural dance, swimming, chess and badminton, all of which are to be played in different locations within the county. 

Kiambu County won their eight ball pool game against Elgeyo Marakwet as Mr. Kennedy Karuku scored the last win for Kiambu in the first round. Kiambu managed an overall score of three while Elgeyo Marakwet got two.

Kiambu County Assembly Member Kennedy Karuku playing 8 ball pools against Elgeyo Marakwet county representatives

The 3rd edition of the CASA games was not played last year due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The games which were officially launched by Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Aharub Khatri on Monday are to go on for the entire week, ending on Saturday. 

“We appreciate the National Government for lifting some restrictions put in place because of Covid-19 as this has enabled us to host these sports,” said Khatri.

Only 39 counties were able to participate in the games with eight devolved units failing to send teams due to financial constraints.

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