The Star (Nairobi)

28 December 2012

Kenya: Mumcop Triumph in Western Mini League

MUMIAS Co-operatives (Mumcop) beat Kolongolo from Busia 2-0 to win the Western Provincial mini-league at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Boxing Day.

Bakari Okutoyi Tata, who emerged top scorer with six goals, gave Mumcop the lead in the 46th minute when he beat Kolongolo goalkeeper, Japheth Wamunga from close range. Michael Mulama put the issue beyond doubt with the second goal four minutes from the end after capitalising on a defensive mix up.

In the semi-finals, Mumcop walloped Bumula from Bungoma 4-0 with Okutoyi Tata scoring a brace. Dennis Otieno (penalty) and Ibrahim Wanga accounted for the other goals.

Mumcop goalkeeper, Abdul Jalil conceded only one goal in the tournament to emerge the best custodian. He saved a penalty in the team's 4-0 win over Bumula.

In the other semi-finals, Kolongolo struggled before beating Lake View 1-0 in a thrilling local derby. The lone goal was scored by Fred Onam in the 23rd minute.

FKF Western NEC member Elly Mukolwe awarded the top two teams with trophies, sets of uniform and a ball each. Okutoyi Tata took the top scorers award with Western carrying the best branch award.

Mumcop and Kolongolo will now represent Western region in another mini-league involving teams from Nyanza and Rift Valley slated for January.

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