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Sakaja Super Cup Concludes with Triumph and Thrills: Githurai All Stars and Club Jojo Emerge Victorious

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In a dazzling display of resilience, power, determination, and skill, the first edition of the Sakaja Super Cup reached its zenith on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the Police Sacco Stadium. The tournament featured top teams from Nairobi West and Nairobi East, creating an electrifying atmosphere for the grand finale.

“As early as 9:00 am, fans flocked to the stadium, setting the stage for an unforgettable day of football,” noted one observer. The excitement kicked off with the third-place play-offs, where Michezo Halisi triumphed over Slum Scorers, and Victor’s Faith FC secured a tense victory against Kibagare Slums FC in a penalty shootout.

The spotlight then shifted to the women’s finals, where Kayole’s Club Jojo dominated Kibagare Girls, claiming a 2-0 victory and the grand prize of one million shillings. “It was joy and jubilation as the Kayole-based girls’ side were crowned champions,” exclaimed Club Jojo’s captain Florence Akinyi.

The men’s finals witnessed a fierce battle as Githurai All Stars emerged triumphant against Kawasaki Sports Club, clinching the title with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory after a 1-1 draw.

“In a match characterized by fine touches, razor-sharp passes, and spectacular skill, both teams displayed urgency, zeal, and determination,” remarked an enthusiastic spectator. Githurai’s halftime strategy proved crucial, with captain Teddy Ouko and striker Douglas Manga leading the charge. The penalty awarded to Githurai saw midfielder Kevin Kimani calmly beat the goalkeeper, but Kawasaki’s Albert Sunday secured a one-all draw with a set-piece goal, leading to the thrilling penalty shootout that sealed Githurai’s victory.

“Club Jojo and Githurai All Stars reigned supreme, bagging cash prizes of Ksh 1,000,000 and Ksh 3,000,000, respectively, along with glittering trophies,” announced the tournament organizers. The tournament, sponsored by the Sakaja Foundation in collaboration with the Nairobi City County government and Football Kenya Federation, featured 340 teams from all 85 wards in Nairobi and ran from September to December.

“Not only did the players showcase their prowess on the field, but the fans also played a crucial role,” emphasized a tournament official. Recognizing the fervor and dedication of the supporters, the tournament awarded cash prizes to the top three fan bases, emphasizing the importance of spirited and organized fan support in making the Sakaja Super Cup a resounding success.

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