Umri FC overpowered Daktari FC from Nairobi to lift the Hopkins Hospital Cup at Sudi Stadium in Bungoma.

Abdulrahman Mango, Calvin Wesonga and Shizo Ambaiso scored for Umri FC to lift the Hopkins Cup at Sudi Stadium in Nzoia, Bungoma.

It took only five minutes for Mango to tap in a cross from close range for the electrifying opener.

Daktari FC responded with a counter attack when Jeff Ombonye surged forward to win a penalty in the 7th minute for Kimutai to slot home for the equalizer.


Omonye, who runs Hopkins Hospital, the main sponsor of the same tournament, nearly put the visitors in front after cheating the defense to shoot home but the strike was easy for goalkeeper John Kabaka to hug.

Half-time ended with both sides eager to carry the day but the visitors went down when Calvin Wesonga struck again in the to take the lead, leaving goalkeeper Innocent Ilihasi heartbroken.

Shizo Ambaiso extended the lead in the 93rd minute after a defensive error as centee referee Winnie Were blew the final whistle.

The tournament, which kicked off on Saturday, was part of Hopkins Hospital’s sensitisation program for Sicklecell Anaemia Awareness and blood drive campain.

According to the organizers, a total of 25 units of blood has been raised from the tournament and will help patients who require blood transfusion.

The Chief Guest was Dr. Sylvia Ombonye, the wife of Dr. Jeff Ombonye Omweri.

Hopkins Hospital Direct Dr. Ombonye Omweri (centre) and his wife Dr. Sylvia Ombonye hands the trophy to Umri FC’s midfielder Peter Gin during the Hopkins Hospital Cup at Sudi Stadium. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS


The match, having no volatile tension due to the objective of the tournament, brought together the medical practitioners from Nairobi, Kakamega, Bungoma and Vihiga, inspiring the locals to emulate the participants of the tournament.



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