By ERIC OCHIENG AND ERNEST NDUNDA
Jackline Ogol put up a brilliant performance, scoring a brace to help Costal Queens win 2-1 against Kilifi Mixed Secondary to lift the girl’s Safaricom Sakata Ball Coastal Regional finals played Saturday at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa.
Ogol, who took home Sh10,000 for emerging Top Scorerin the event, was also voted the Most Valuable Player in the girls’ category.
Due to their win, Coastal Queens took home Sh50,000 richer as their runners up took home Sh25,000 at the championship. Coastal Queens’s Sharon Sharon Bushenyi (right) avoids a tackle from Kilifi Mixed Secondary School defender Salam Ali during the Women’s finals of the Sakata Coast football championships at Mbaraki sports grounds, Mombasa, Saturday. [PHOTO: MAARUFU MOHAMED /STANDARD]
Coastal Queens’s Sharon Sharon Bushenyi (right) avoids a tackle from Kilifi Mixed Secondary School defender Salam Ali during the Women’s finals of the Sakata Coast football championships at Mbaraki sports grounds, Mombasa, Saturday. [PHOTO: MAARUFU MOHAMED /STANDARD]
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Besides, Kilifi Mixed were added a gift pack including boots and other playing kits that were donated by the mobile phone provider and sponsor Safaricom Limited.
In the heated contest, Coastal Queens came from behind to win the title after a protracted struggle in the first half and the better part of the second half.
Kilifi had taken lead 1-0 through Jameka Tatuu after she pounced on a loose ball in the fifth minute that left Costal Queen custodian clutching into the air.
But Coastal Queens came back a resurgent side to pin down their opponents with Ogot, being remarkable at both sides of the field.
And in the 40th minute, Ogol looped in a through pass to level the scores. But this was not enough as she notched in a classic pass just two minutes to the whistle to create the winning goal.
Terry Aoko, also of Coastal Queens, was voted the best defender. Salma Mohammed of Kilifi Mixed, who was alert in the defense, did not go unnoticed as she won the best defender at the tournament as Margaret Chai of Kadzonzo won Best Goal Keeper award to take home Sh5000 each.
In the boys’ contest teams enter semi-finals this morning with finals set for this evening.