The prestigious FERD football league last weekend resumed action in only its fourth ever season. Action-packed as always, matchday 1 promised a number of high profile encounters. The new mashemeji derby would see WIEM battle it out against NARE and set the pace for the day’s highlight- BSc vs Kiswahili; the two table toppers for last season.
Though having missed out on last season’s edition of the league, NARE took no chances and were leading by the stroke of half time, courtesy of a Jack Odango strike. WIEM, known for late comebacks pulled it back, and who better to score for them if not their latest import form ECO-TOURISM group, Samuel Mueke. Having had his club disbanded at the start of the season, Mueke was quickly snapped up by struggling WIEM.
The second match of the day saw a number of Kiswahili players fail to keep time, much to the disappointment of their fans. Having edged out two time champions ENSC in the Unity Cup played the previous weekend, their fixture with Bsc is what got men (and women) out of bed on that Valentines’ Saturday. Kiswahili would start the match with five players and in fact held on to a 1-1 draw by the stroke of half time.
Bsc must have sensed an imminent stumbling block in the few players they were playing against and after half time, came back and pulled a German rout. 7-1 full time. Kevin Omondi had himself a hat-trick, Stephen Mumbi earned a brace while Subeya Sahim and George Oketch grabbed one apiece. Dominic Sigei’s goal is all Kiswahili took home.
Week one fixtures couldn’t be complete without the third match, ENSC locked horns with stubborn AGEC on Sunday. Marita Dennis and Daudi ‘Abduba’ Dida each wrote themselves on the score sheet as the match ended 2-0 in favour of ENSC.
Week two fixtures
NARE travel to the ENSC grounds on Saturday 12 noon
WIEM host BSc later on that afternoon at 2pm
Kiswahili will seek redemption against AGEC the following day at 2pm.