The Star (Nairobi)

4 December 2012

Kenya: Silibwet Clinch Inaugural Salat Memorial Tourney

Silibwet FC won the inaugural Isaac Salat Memorial tournament after beating arch rivals Kamungei FC from Sotik 2-1 in over the weekend in Silibwet sports ground. The tournament unveiled by KANU secretary general Nick Salat in memory of his late father and former

Bomet MP Isaac Kipkorir Salat, attracted more than 30 teams drawn from Bomet County. Silibwet FC drew the first blood 29 minutes into the match through Ronald Rono, who headed home a left flank cross from his team-mate Felix Kipkorir.

Attempts by the visitors to equalise in the first half failed after the host mounted a strong defence marshaled by Robert Kiplangat and Aron Kirui.

Despite bringing in two strikers to mount attacks, Kamungei failed to crack their rivals in the first half. Ten minutes into the second half, rejuvenated Silibwet scored their second goal through Cosmas Ngetich.

Evident under pressure, Kamungei fought back like wounded Lions in a bid to equalise. They were indeed rewarded two minutes to the final whistle, as Leonard Cheruiyot scored a consolation goal.

Chepalungu FC beat Konoin FC 2-0 in the tournaments play off to book the third position. Silibwet bagged overall prize of Sh100,000 and a trophy while Kamungei returned home Sh50,000 richer.

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