Last weekend, the Arena Futsal in Nyali was a beehive of
activity and was populated by an embarrassment of football
Junior Stars, who
were the host team, played high octane football against Nairobi
juggernauts First Touch Soccer Academy and the Blue Bombers
The friendly matches
were played for the Under-9, Under-11 and Under-13 teams’
There was no
shortage of entertainment on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the
vibrant coastal city.
In the under 9
category, the first match saw Juniors Stars’ first team
whitewash First Touch Soccer Academy 2-0.
There was a further
goalless draw between the Junior Stars third team and visitors
First touch bounced
back to beat the Junior Stars’ second team and therefore finish
second in the day’s standing in the age group.
The under-11 age
group saw Junior Stars reign supreme again as they outclassed
First Touch 3-2 in arguably the match of the day.
Junior Stars’ Arnold
Deche’s heroics in goal were a thing of beauty, he produced
stunning saves to keep the score line affirmative.
The second game was
more relieving as the visitors bounced back to beat the Junior
Stars reserves 2-0.
was saved for the under 13 age group. Flair, energy,
full-throttle football action and sleekness were also on show.
In this age group,
the hosts were in bullish mood trouncing both visiting team with
First at the
receiving end was First Touch, massacred 3-0 by a well-oiled
Junior Stars first team.
The Blue Bombers
were not also lucky as Aslam Mpaata’s solitary goal meant they
would also taste defeat against a second string Junior Stars
There was a goalless
draw between the Junior Stars third team and First Touch.
The conclusion of
the games paved way for closing remarks from Coach Greg of First
Touch who was happy about the positive interaction between his
team and the hosts. Coach Jorry of Junior Stars was also happy
about his team’s performance as he promised even more to come.
The Junior Stars
founder Mrs Mariam Mpaata concluded by appreciating the visiting
teams for coming and rallied their respective patrons to
continue grooming children in football to make them positively