Gor draws Mathare in Charity Cup,Ingwe miss out

Jan 25, 2013
  • Mathare United Bob Munro and Gor Mahia Secretary General George Bwana with the Trophy that will be awarded to the Charity cup winner.(Photo by Shutterspeed)

Gor Mahia will play Mathare United in the Kenya Power Charity cup first match on February 2 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani but their arch rivals AFC Leopards will watch the action from the sidelines after ranking fifth in the SMS voting.

Mathare beat AFC Leopards by 10 points to book a semi final clash with Gor which garnered the highest number at 12,989 on the SMS voting line monitored by Deloitte and Touch.

The voting ranked Western Stima and Sofapaka finished second and third respectively, results that left a bitter taste on Ingwe fans.

“Where did those votes for Mathare and Stima come from, you can’t say that AFC Leopards’ fans didn’t vote, we know which teams have got the highest number of fans in Kenya,” argued AFC fan John Barasa.

Stima, which is sponsored by Kenya Power Limited Company-KPLC, will play Sofapaka in the second semi final match.

The winner will take home $10,000 (Ksh 800,000) and a trophy while runners up will pocket $6,000 (Ksh. 480,000) with number three and four each pocketing $2000 (Ksh 160,000).

Kenya Power CEO John Njoroge who presided over the draw on Friday in Nairobi said that the proceeds of the game plus an extra one percent of the company’s profit this year will go to support the Kenya Red Cross.

Tickets for the match will retail at Ksh 200 for the terraces with VIP going for Ksh. 1000.

FKF to appoint Harambee Stars coach 

Football Kenya Federation hopes to appoint Harambee Stars coach next month ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in Nigeria in Nairobi in March.

FKF chairman, Sam Nyamweya said that talks are at advanced stages to bring in the new coach.

“Nandwa(James) will still be with us, we appointed him as the assistant coach and it will remain so,” added the FKF chair.

Nyamweya confirmed that they will be looking at the previous CV’s, received during the last recruitment where Frenchman, Henri Michel topped.

Michel parted ways with the federation barely four months into the job.

Supersport.com recently reported that Buelgian coach Adel Amrouche is a likely replacement for Michel and is expected in Nairobi this Saturday, January 26 for talks with the Federation.

Elvince Joshua

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