Stream Football Club have emerged as the lake regional winners of the Guinness Night Football tournament. This is after the team defeated Kotoko Football Club three goals to two to emerge winners of the first regional five-aside tournament.
A first half hat trick from Calvin Ogallo ensured that they maintained their unbeaten run to be the first team to book their slot in the national finals slated for Nairobi in the month of November. In the intense final match, the lack of concentration from Kotoko FC resulted in Stream FC taking an early lead.
Stream FC’s striker Calvin Ogallo capitalized on the sloppy defense to slot in from close range for the first goal. He then scored two more goals to give his team a comfortable lead in the first half. During the second half, Kotoko FC regained confidence and scored two goals in quick succession from their goalkeeper Elijah Oloo and their poacher Joe Mesi to cut the lead to one goal. The match ended 3 – 2 in favor of Stream FC as they defended immensely in their own half to ensure they won the first regional tournament.
Stream FC captain Calvin Ogallo, had this to say, “We were a bit confident in the first half after the 3 goal cushion. During the second half, we lost our concentration and we were punished for it. Great work from my team, the persistence, endurance and determination shown, enabled us to be able to be crowned champions. We are confident we will be the national champions and proceed to Nigeria for the pan-African tournament.”
Each match was played for 20 minutes with each half being 10 minutes. The winners walked away with Kshs. 50,000, while the first runners up won Kshs. 20,000 in the regional finals.
The 12-week campaign dubbed ‘Guinness Night Football’ is aimed at giving consumers an opportunity to represent Kenya in a pan-African tournament in Lagos, Nigeria.