Ulinzi Legends reign supreme at Kulundeng' event

Ulinzi Legends FC captain Neddy Atieno lifts the trophy at the end of their Kulundeng' Original Fiesta Tournament final match against Kulundeng' Original FC at Absa Sports Club on November 6 2022. [Simon Oiro, Standard] 

Ulinzi Legends FC were on Sunday crowned the champions of the third edition of the Kulundeng’ Original Fiesta Tournament held at Absa Sports Club, Nairobi.

The team mostly featuring former Ulinzi Stars and Ulinzi Starlets players beat Kulundeng’ Original FC 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in regular time.

Prior to the highly anticipated final, Friends of Ezekiel Otuoma saw off Harambee Stars Legends 2-1 in an exhibition match at the same venue.

The exhibition match which was attended by Sports CS Ababu Namwamba was used by the organisers to raise funds for the ailing former Ulinzi Stars, AFC Leopards and Muhoroni Youth striker Ezekiel Otuoma.

According to Collins Bob, CEO Kulundeng’ Original Group and organiser of the Kulundeng’ Original Fiesta Tournament, the competition which attracted 16 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) fans’ teams was immensely successful.

“The whole tournament has been successful; attendance was amazing from start to the end. As a group, we act as a watchdog to the management of Kenyan football. We also develop and strengthen the group’s social capital as well as give back to the less fortunate in the society through CSR activities,” said Bob.

“We are planning to expand it to 32 teams next edition.”

Former Harambee Starlets captain Neddy Atieno won the Most Valuable Player award-ladies’ category for inspiring Ulinzi Legends to victory while her teammate Brian Kaka bagged the men’s award.

Former Harambee Stars midfielder Victor Abondo (Kulundeng’ Original FC) won the golden boot gong after scoring eight goals while Ulinzi Stars and Kenyan legend Francis Ochieng clinched the golden gloves award. [Standard Reporter]

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