National Beach Soccer Team Trains for Return
Match Against Ghana
Harambee Sand Stars team of 20
players is currently train under Rajab Babu in
preparation for their return qualifying match of
the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana on
All the 15 players who represented the
country in the first leg tie played at
Pirates Beach in Mombasa last two
weeks were retained but Babu called
five others to train and fight for the
trip to Accra.
The 15 players are Daiddo Manasse,
Rajab Chai Hamisi, Mohamed Hamisi Musa,
Farid Mbwana, Madi Hassan and Paul
Kavula, Abdulkadir Mohamed, Fahd
Nassir, Mohamed “Messi” Said,
Mudhaffar Swaleh, Patrick Kimani,
Mwinyi A Manzu, Victor Wawire, Omar
Karisa and Abduswamad Abdalla.
The additional five players are
Mohamed Hassan and Omar Bongi from
Ulinzi Stars, Alfred Oluoch of Malindi
United, Kyuli Rajab of Mombasa and
Abdillahi Mohamed Abdillahi who played
for the team during the two matches
against Tanzania last year.
“We want to shock our opponents
because we are strengthening the team
to play hard and win the return match.
We can beat our opponents at their own
home turf,” Babu told sports
Abdillahi was one of the players during last
year’s international tournament held in
Malindi where Kenya won the trophy after
registering victories against Uganda,
Zanzibar and Kenya ‘B’.
The national beach football vice-chairman,
Gabriel Mghendi said immediately after the
match against Ghana, the soccer beach
committee will meet to plan way forward.
“We are to meet to delibarate how we can
organise leagues,” said Mghendi.
Meanwhile, Nichodemus Odipo scored a goal
and set up another one as Coast Stima
electrocuted Kangemi Brinks 2-0 in the FKF
Division Zone A league match played at
Kabete Technical in Nairobi.
The 2012 FKF South Coast Provincial League
top scorer opened the score sheet in the 11th
minute and Mwalimu Matano wrapped the match
at half an hours mark.
With the win Coast Stima are placed second
position on the 14 team zone A league with
29 points, two behind league leaders Kibera
Meanwhile in other Zone A matches played
over the weekend Magarini spanked leaders
Kibera Black Stars 1-0 in the match played
Michael Mandela scored the lone goal in the
Elsewhere at Githunguri Stadium, Fresha
shared the spoils with a barren draw against
Vegpro, Green Berrets went down 1-2
against Ken Gen at the same venue.
Strathmore University beat Fortune Sacco 3-1
at Strathmore, Administration Police
prosecuted Meru Tigers 4-0 at Savannah
Complex and Mumbi Nationale humbled Savannah
Complex 1-0 at Thika Stadium.