The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Bolivia Fight Back to Beat Umba in Mwinyi Tourney

Hosts Bolivia FC came from behind to overcome Umba Sports Club 2-1in the ongoing inaugural Omar Mwinyi football tournament in Changamwe constituency to impress their home fans.

Bolivia from National Housing estate were held tightly by the visiting team from Port Reitz in a tough match played at Bomu Primary School ground. Agostino Omollo shot Umba into the lead in the 57th minute having dribbled the ball through the defenders.

However midfielder Leroy Cisse pulled one back for Bolivia in the 66th minute before Bandari skipper Raphael Okello wrapped the match for Bolivia in the 80th minute.

Boca Brothers FC dismissed Bokole Strikers 2-0 at Mwijabu Primary School. Boca's swift striker Alfred Olumbe gave his team the first score in the 25th minute snd increased the tlead through a 78th minute free kick.

In other matches, Coolchester beat Wazee Health 2-0 at Bomu as hosts Pipeline were held to a barren draw by Man City at Pipeline ground. Chaani Youth battled to a goalless draw with Magongo United at Chaani ground.

The tournament is sponsored by Omar Mwinyi, an ODM aspirant for Changamwe parliamentary seat in the forthcoming 2013 general election and has attracted 20 teams according coordinator Juma Goshi.

The teams have been pooled into four groups of five teams each with Group "A" consisting of Hippo Youngsters, Nyota, Boca Brothers, Bokole Strikers and Magongo Rangers.

Group "B" has Magongo United, Blue Rangers, Coolchester, Chaani Youth and Wazee Health while Group "C" consists of Bolivia, Coastal Kings, Umba Sports Club, Man City and Kenya Pipeline. Group "D" consists of Super Eagles, Hidden Talent, Soweto, Mabrouk and Mwingo.

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