Day One of the Nyanza Region term two ball games are complete with Siaya County champions Barding High School proving the more likely side to snatch the regional title this year.
Coached by former AFC Leopards defender Wellington Murwayi, Barding got off to a barren stalemate against host team Kisumu Day but bounced back in the second clash against Nyakongo to dispatch the Nyamira side 6-1.
Captain Sunday Ochieng and Anthony Oyugi each bagged a brace in the match as Daniel Mukok and Collins Namayi compounded to Nyakongo’s woes with a goal each.
Nyakongo are out of contention after losing their second match- they had went down 3-1 to Agoro Sare in their opener.
Kisumu Day meanwhile, scrapped a 1-0 win over Agoro Sare in their second match. They now stay second to Barding in group A.
Coach Murwayi, however, feels he should have gotten a goal in their match against Kisumu Day.
”We were denied a clear goal against Kisumu Day. In the second match, we overpowered the opponent, got chances and used them. We now focus on Agoro Sare because we want to finish top of the pool,” he tells Soka.
In Pool B of the championship, Awasi Boys- another team from the host county Kisumu, bounced back from their initial 0-0 draw against Gesero to dispatch Tom Mboya 2-0. Tom Mboya had drawn 2-2 with Kodero Bara in their opening match.
Gesero led Kodero Bara 2-1 at the time of writing this report.
In the Girls’ U19, Nyakach Girls continued with their dominance from the county games. After soundly dismissing St Mathews by twelve goals to nothing, they edged Ototo 1-0 to make it two in two on day one. In the same pool, Hawinga dispatched Ototo 3-1 before also making mincemeat of St Mathews by 10-0.
In Pool B, Kobala drew with Bondo Kosiemo 1-1 as St Ignatius Magadi drew 0-0 with Gesero. Kobala then spanked Magadi 2-0 in their second match.