Nairobi — The Mombasa District secondary schools soccer championships enters crucial stages this weekend with the quarter finals and semi-finals programmed for tomorrow at Tudor Day and Khamis Secondary School.
According to the draws released yesterday, champions Mombasa High School face modest opposition when they clash with St Charles Lwanga while last year's finalists, Tononoka, face off with Likoni.
In other quarter-final matches, Changamwe take on Serani, Tononoka face off with Likoni while Allidina Visram take on Shimo La Tewa.
Last weekend, Tononoka needed penalty shoot-outs to beat Khamis 7-6 to book their ticket to the quarter-finals.
Tononoka, who gave Mombasa a difficult moment before losing 3-2 at the district finals last year, were stretched to the limit by former champions Khamis.
After a scoreless full time score, the teams failed to break the deadlock after extra time, forcing a penalty shoot-out, which Tononoka won.
In the other semi finals, defending champions Mombasa played badly but still beat determined Tudor Day 4-1 at Khamis.
Tudor Day gave as much as they received from Mombasa, who are also the reigning national champions, but lack of concentration in the defence and individual effort from experienced Ali Wiza Kenga, who scored a hat-trick, saved the day.
Wiza hit the target in the 20th, 67th and 84th minute while Babuhija Bahati scored the other in the 27th minute.
The lone goal for Tudor, whose efforts to score were frustrated by hard working goalkeeper Ablatiff Kipapa Hassan, was scored by Kuzeina Omar in the 58th minute.
In other knock out matches, Changamwe beat Kajembe 1-0 while St Charles Lwanga defeated Miritini 1-0 in matches played at St Charles Lwanga.