MISSUE NO. 3616  

April 19 - 25, 2013


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Coastweek-- Seen [above] Mombasa Sports Club (MSC) soccer team who visited Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where they played two matches, beating Azam Old Guards 3-1 and drew 1-1 with Muhimbili FC.


Bad Day For Coast In
Division One League

ONLY Modern Coast Rangers managed to squeeze
a barren draw against Mount Kenya United

Coastweek-- Coastal side Maweni City of Malindi is at the bottom of the Division One Zone A1 league table having picked no point in its last five matches.

The team lost 0-1 to KRA and gave walkovers against FC Talanta and Ligi Ndogo prior to bowing down to Kibera Celtic and Nairobi Stima by 3-0 and 2-1 respectively last weekend.

However, the team’s coach Billy Mwangemi said he is optimistic that the team will do better in its upcoming matches.

We’ve learnt a lot in these few games that we’ve played and with this kind of exposure, I’m sure we will pick positive results,” Mwangemi told futaa.com.

He added that they have confidence to win their next three fixtures at home.

Maweni will face K.C.C in its next match scheduled for Sunday April 21.

It was doomsday for all the Coast teams in the division one league save for Modern Coast Rangers who managed to squeeze a barren draw against Mt Kenya United in the match played at Kinunga stadium.

Admiral, Sparki Youth, Coast United, West Ham, Maweni City and Brighter Stars lost their matches against Posta Rangers, Kibera Celtic, KCC, Adminis-tration Police, Nairobi Stima and Ligi Ndogo respectively last Sunday. As usual the losers blamed it all on poor officiating.

Coast United coach Yahya Hassan complained the referee was biased against them during their tie against KCC at Meru.

The referee had no watch. He blew the whistle only after 37 minutes into the second half when he discovered we were about to equalize.

Worst still, he denied us a penalty and awarded our opponents a ‘dubious’ penalty after an opponent dived inside the box,” said Yahya.

Admiral technical director Aref Baghazal and Modern Coast Rangers secretary Ferdinand Ogot also expressed displeasure at the standard of officiating.

The division one zone A2 2 tie between Green Berrets and visiting West Ham failed to kick off on Saturday due to the pathetic state of the playing field.

Both teams arrived at the Ruiru ground, the match venue, only to find the field waterlogged and muddy and hence match officials were forced to call off the match.

As result, West Ham is demanding to be awarded points as per the league rules and regulations.

Article 7 (d) of the league rules and regulations categorically states that the home team shall organize for the match venue, security, pre-match meeting, gate management and any other issues related to organization of home matches,” he said.

He said because of the failure of their opponents to find an alternative playing field, “we therefore deserve to be awarded three points and two goals,” said a club official on condition of anonymity.

In another zone A Group 1 match played at City Stadium Brighter Stars hoodoo in the league continued after being massacred by Mahakama7-0 in a one sided match. Brighter Stars who have so far conceded 26 goals in four matches.


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