Kenya maintains winning streak at international school sports federation tourney

Kenyan Boys beat Chinese-Taipei 4-2 while Kenyan girls beat England 2-1 topping in their respective tables

In Summary
  • Kenyan Boys beat hosts Chinese-Taipei 4-2 while  Kenyan girls  beats England 2-1 after dramatic comeback  topping in their respective tables
  • Kenyan boys are set to face Uganda in their next match while Kenyan girls are prepared to face Ghana in game 3
Kenyan squad representing Kenya at international school sport federation
Kenyan squad representing Kenya at international school sport federation
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Kenya's day two at the International Sports Federation football World School Championships saw their strong march towards the knockout stage proceed, with Chinese-Taipei and giants England being the latest to fall victim to the East Africans.

This comes after successful second matches, both the boys' and girls' teams now lead their respective groups.

In the first match that saw Kenya face Chinese-Taipei for the boys' Group G qualifying slots, Taipei came to the game desperate for a win and with a point to prove.

This followed their 7-2 win in the hands of Uganda's Amus College.

Kenya beat the Asians 4-2 despite a second-half scare that threatened to witness a Taipei comeback.

Kenya scored the first goal in the 23rd minute from  Austine Odongo, now leading scorer and contender for the tourney Golden Boot.

Omuse Barasa doubled the lead before the half-time break.

The game ended with Kenya winning 4-2 after a 2-2 draw in the second half.

With Group G's other teams Uganda and Benin having settled for a goalless draw, Kenya's win sees her top the group with 6 points ahead of second-placed Uganda who have 4 points.

Kenya now faces Uganda in her next match, with concern for coach Mayoyo after his star player and scorer in the Benin match Robert Mutie received his second consecutive yellow card of the tournament.

In girl's group D saw Kenya had a 2-1 dramatic win over last year's quarter-finalists England.

The comeback was after England scored the quickest goal of the tourney in the first minute, Ruby Milly scored a brace in the second half giving Kenya the lead.

With Germany and Ghana having battled to a 1-1 draw, Kenya now leads the group, as they prepare to face their fellow Africans Ghana in the next match.

The championship attracted 37 Boy teams and 19 Girl teams making a total of 19 countries and 1,176 participants.

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