Cereals retains regional title as Nairobi Water fall

Cereals retains regional title as Nairobi Water fall

Cereals retains regional title as Nairobi Water fall

National Cereals and Produce Board over the weekend retained their East and Central Club Championship title after they beat Police from DRC Congo 27-25 in a tightly contested final match at the Nyayo Stadium Handball Court.

Cereals have won the regional tournament for a record 18 years and the win in front of home fans was a huge morale booster to the team. Wingers Davies Odhiambo and Rogers Arunga were in superb form as they gave their side a combined 10 goals (Odhaimbo 7, Arunga 3) to make sure Cereals beat the side that they faced last year and overcame  them in the same competition at the same stage.

In the women’s final Kenya’s representatives Nairobi Water Queens were beaten 22-35 by Heritage from Congo in a match that saw Heritage dominate the first half. Heritage was in top form as they capitalized on Water’s mistakes and they led 21-6 at half time.  In the second half Water came back more tactical and they managed to hold off Heritage with 16 goals to 14 but it was a little too late and the visitors took the day.

Speaking to michezoafrika.com Coach Jack Ochieng conceded defeat but was optimistic that his side would correct on their mistakes before they head to Morocco for the Africa Club Championship,

“it was an eye opener, we have seen where our weaknesses are and we have to work on them in the coming week. We were better in the second half and that is a positive sign that we are capable of facing any team.”

In the third place play-offs Prisons from Uganda managed to beat The University of Nairobi 22-21. 

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