Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia, paraded two new faces who they are expected to sign as the Gatundu South District League was launched in Kiambu County.
Former Thika United midfielder, Francis Kahata and Nigerian defender Harry Gentle featured for the league champions who also got to watch exciting forward Amos Nondi who had been loaned out to Sony Sugar during the second half of the season.
Gentle saw his opener cancelled by Mumbi’s Victor Oduma and with both sides unable to get the winning goal, the match went to penalties.
Reigning Kenyan Premier League MVP Michael Olunga and defender Karim Nizigiyimana lost their spot kicks as Gor Mahia slumped to a 4-3 loss to Mumbi Nationale in the final of the curtain raising tournament.
Mumbi, under the tutelage of AFC Leopards assistant coach Ezekiel Akwana, converted four and lost one to upset Gor in the pre-season tie.
In the semi finals, Kogalo thrashed Gatundu ‘A’ Combined 5-1 courtesy of a brace by Olunga and Nondi as Posta Rangers-bound, Timothy Otieno, completed the rout with the final strike. Mumbi edged Gatundu Combined B 1-0.
The FKF Gatundu South District League, sponsored by area Member of Parliament, Moses Kuria will kick off on December 27th with a Sh2million prize purse set. The legislator will kit all the 107 teams in the constituency for the league with full uniforms, boots and four balls each.
The coordinator, FKF Thika sub branch deputy secretary Simon Njuguna revealed that the league will start with qualifiers on December 27th until March at ward level.
He said top four teams from each of the four wards, namely, Kiganjo, Ng’enda, Kiamwangi and Ndarugu in Gatundu South constituency will qualify to play in the 16-team district league, which kicks off in April to November 2016. The winning team in each of the four wards will pocket Sh100, 000; second placed will walk away with Sh70, 000 and Sh30, 000 for the third finisher.
The 16 teams will battle for a trophy and Sh500, 000 prize money for winners, Sh200, 000 to be awarded to runners up and Sh100, 000 for the third placed team.
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