The final leg and the grand finale of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) men football challenge cup series has come to a resounding halt at the 81 Tank Battalion in Lanet, Nakuru County in an intense match that saw Isiolo team win.
The highly contested tournament saw Isiolo team and Mtongwe team go head to head with each team putting it’s best foot forward in a bid to add the league’s title under their belt.
Mtongwe team could not keep up with the defensive prowess of the Isiolo team as they got thrashed to the disappointment of their fans.
Private Edward Odhiambo put the Armoured Brigade in the lead in the first 15 minutes of the game after scoring the first goal. The same spirit was passed on to the rest of his team mates who put up a stiff competition against their counterpart.
The final whistle went out with a 1-0 score.
Commandant Kenya Military Academy (KMA) Major General Fatuma Ahmed on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Francis Ogolla, saw the close of the tournament where she lauded the winners and all the 17 teams that participated in the tournament which has been running for the past 3 weeks, saying such games encourage unity and the espirit-de-corps among service personnel.
She went ahead and voiced her appreciation to the hosts, sponsors and partners who supported the entire tournament.
Speaking during the ceremony, Commander Armoured Brigade and Chairman Defence Forces Football Association (DFFA) Brigadier Jeremiah Maroko, highlighted the purpose of the tournament, which was to identify best players who would join both the male n female main KDF teams, that is the Ulinzi Starlets and the Ulinzi Football Club.
Outstanding performers, the likes of Senior Private Denis Ng’etich who emerged as the top scorer and Senior Private Boston Omondi the league’s best player, were fetted for their excellent performance.