The Star (Nairobi)

10 December 2012

Kenya: Mwanahalima Scores Eight Goals in Women's Tournament

KALOLENI Giryama based St John's High School started the national Jamhuri women's peace football tournament on a sound note beating Massive Queens 13-0.

St. John's victory came via a 14 year-old Mwanahalima Adam who pumped in eight goals in a one sided match at the Bomu playground in Changamwe constituency at the weekend.

The teenage prodigy and playmaker was in a class of her own scoring in the third, ninth, 12'th, 19'th, 33rd, 47th, 49th and 53rd minutes to emerege as the player of the day and put her foot forward for the top scorer's award as her team had just opened their account in the tournament.

And national household name Rehema Mwacharo also had a fair share of the show scoring four goals in the sixth 29th, 34th and 55th minutes before Zena Khamisi completed the amazing goal burst in the 56th minute.

St. Johns coach Joseph Oyoo was delighted after watching his side show their class and expressed optimism his side will carry the day as they have invested much time in preparations.

"This is testimony that we are serious about lifting the title. We don't brag. We know we have young and upcoming players who can give the bigwigs a run for their money," a confident Oyoo retorted.

By the time of going to press St. Johns who are placed in Pool "B" alongside Vipingo United, Bandari Ladies, Massive Queens were set to play their second match against Bandari Ladies at Mombasa Polytechnic University College.

Meanwhile, hosts Spedag Ladies started their campaign on a sour note losing 0-1 to Soccer Sisters from Nairobi in the opening match at Bomu grounds, Changamwe.

After a goalless first half, the star studded Spedag got a rude awakening in the eighth minute after an hour's mark when Pauline Jelimo shook the back of the net to score the all important goal making Spedag Team Manager Reuben Mwita describe Soccer Sisters as spoilers. Spedag who are placed in the Pool "A" alongside Nairobi based Makolanders, Thika Queens and Soccer Sisters were set to play their second match against Thika Queens from Central Province at Ronald Gideon Ngala primary ground.

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