Vincent Oburu scored five goals as AFC Leopards recorded their highest ever competitive win, beating Diero FC 15-1 in the GoTV Shield round of 32 fixture played in Kisumu on Saturday.
Whyonne Isuza bagged four with Musa Mudda and Marcellus Ingotsi bagging braces. Ian Otieno was also on the score sheet, netting the 15th from the spot.
In other matches, Kakamega Homeboyz beat Naivas FC 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo grounds. Nairobi Stima beat 4-1 while Palos FC thumped 5-1. Former SPL side KCB beat Poror Mote 3-0 at Afraha Stadium.
Collated GoTV roundup Saturday 24th June 2017
Poror Mote 1 vs 3 KCB
Timsales 0 vs 3 Sony Sugar
Al-Ahly 0 vs 2 Kenpoly FC
Tandaza 2(6) vs 2 (7) Zetech University
Naivas 0 VS 1 Homeboyz
Machakos United 1 vs 4 Nairobi Stima
Uweza 1 vs 3 Bandari
Bungoma SuperStars 2 vs 3 Kariobangi Sharks
Karatina Homeboyz 2 vs 0 AP
Griffin 1 vs 5 Palos
Dero 1 vs 15 AFC Leopards
Safaricom in partnership with the Football Kenya Federation has today the ‘CHAPA DIMBA NA SAFARICOM football tournament. The Ksh 100M tournament will be played across eight regions in the country.
The tournament which targets boys and girls aged 16 – 20 years opens on Monday 3rd July and ends in March 2018.
The winning teams will each walk away with Kshs1 M (one million) and a trip to London in April 2018 during which they will get a chance to have mentorship sessions with Wanyama, visit a youth training camp and watch a live game.
“I am happy that through this partnership with Safaricom, I have the opportunity to motivate young players and encourage them to participate in football and develop their skills. I hope my personal journey will inspire the next generation of Kenyan footballers just like my brother MacDonald Mariga motivated me to chase after my dreams. I look forward to meeting young footballers from all over the country,” said Wanyama.
In addition to the running costs of the property, Safaricom has set aside over Kshs.10 million shillings for prizes and renovation of some of the local community pitches.
“Football is one of the most unifying tool in the world and we aim to give our youth an opportunity to grow and exhibit their talent. We are glad to be back in football as we continue strengthening our commitment to supporting sports in the country,” said Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom.
Team registration and verification for the tournament will take place in July and August 2017. The matches will start with group stages in September 2017, followed by the knockout stages and regional finals, with the grand finale set for March 2018.
During the games Football Kenya Federation will be scouting for players to try out for the National under 17 and under 20 teams.
“One of my visions for football in this country is to see Kenya produce the next big global football stars. We have the talent but lack the opportunities. I am glad that Safaricom has come on board to help FKF work towards fulfilling this dream.” said Nick Mwendwa, President, Football Kenya Federation.
Safaricom has previously sponsored several football programmes including Sakata Ball and Safaricom Next Generation in partnership with My Profession Dreams Academy.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup.
Ronaldo's 33rd-minute goal was followed by strikes from Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani.
Mexico also progressed to the semi-finals as they knocked hosts Russia out of the tournament with a 2-1 victory.
Portugal ensured top spot in Group A as New Zealand finished bottom after a third straight defeat.
However, defender Pepe will miss Portugal's semi-final after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament.
And there will be fitness concerns over Bernardo Silva, who was substituted at half-time because of an ankle injury.
In the other group, Chile and Germany will both progress to the last four if they avoid defeat on Sunday.
Chile face Australia and Germany play Cameroon on Sunday to determine the final standings in Group B.
Confederations Cup semi-final fixtures
Portugal v Group B second place (Wed 28 June 21:00 EAT)
Group B winner v Mexico (Thurs 29 June 21:00 EAT)
Full fixtures and results
Portugal, Euro 2016 winners
Mexico, 2015 Concacaf Cup winners
New Zealand, 2016 OFC Nations Cup winners
Russia, qualify as 2018 World Cup hosts
Cameroon, 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners
Chile, 2015 Copa America winners
Australia, 2015 Asian Cup winners
Germany, 2014 World Cup winners