Copa Coca-Cola U-16 Nairobi Region finals shape up

The Copa Coca-Cola U-16 football Nairobi Region finals are billed to be the main attraction this weekend as schools converge at Lenana School for the School Games. Pitting a total of eight schools pooled to select who will represent the region in the national schools games to be held in Kisumu, top performers in previous years are weary of new comers to the regional scene. Regional adversaries in the boys category Dagoreti High School and Upper Hill High school have both booked a ticket to the region’s finals. In the run up to the finals, Dagoretti outplayed Moi Forces Academy 3-0, overran Kangemi Boys 6-0 and concluded their matchup to the regional finals with a 2 nil drubbing of Ndururuno High School. Dogoreti comes to the finals with a clean sheet having won all their preliminary matches. Upper Hill High School opened their regional campaigns with a 4-0 whitewash of Jamuhuri High School before defeating Dandora and Sunshine High School to seal a place in the Nairobi region finals. Other schools that made it to the regional finals are Langata High School with nine points, Uhuru High school, and WayLight High school with six points each. Lenana High School also cruised to the regional finals as hosts with four points. In the Girls category, Dagoreti Mixed High School bludgeoned Ngara girls 12 nil in a one sided match, this followed a 2-0 win over Embakasi Garrison Girls High School and then defeated OLM SM 3 nil to secure a place in the Nairobi finals. Pangani Girls, are a step closer to the national finals after booking a place for the Nairobi region finals with wins in their three fixtures during preliminaries. Pangani secured nine points by beating Starehe Girls High School with a solitary goal, St. Aloyssious Girls 2-0 and closed their Campaign with a 4-1 win against Embakasi Girls High School. Last year’s champions, Olympic High School will defend their national place at the regional finals following a convincing six points finish of the preliminaries having outclassed Dandora and Maina Wanjigi High Schools. The girls place at the nationals is shaping up to be an epic battle considering Dagoreti Mixed High School is a formidable opponent seek to have a stub at the national scene. The other team that will be in contention for a place at the national are Ruai Girls, Buruburu Girls and Highridge Girls High School.

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