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Things get tough as Embu County League enters 2020

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County League action at Nembure Grounds
Kisimani FC in action against Karurina in the Embu County League on Sunday, 5th Jan 2020 | Photo; courtesy

The Embu County League (ECL) was well on its heels in the first weekend of 2020. All seven matches set for Sunday were played across various grounds in the County, with the round proving yet again that this is not going to be an easy season.

Rukira kicked off the day’s action as they welcomed Kisimani in the first match of a doubleheader at Nembure Grounds. The newly-promoted side showed that they are no pushover as they held the former Runyenjes District League Champions to a 2-2 draw. In the second match at the same ground, home side Gaturi also played to a 2-2 draw with Kigumo (Shaolin).

Elsewhere, 3K dropped a rare two points at home as they drew 1-1 with Triumph at Kagumori. The defending champions have made their home ground a fortress in past seasons. Triumph will definitely be pleased to collect a point here.

There were wins for Kaa Ngumu, EWASCO, and Kairuri, all of whom were playing at home. Juventus (Karurina) was the only side to get a win on the road as they overcame SA Manyatta 1-0. Here are the full results for all matches played on Sunday.

ECL Sunday 5th Jan 2020 Results

  • Manyatta 0-1 Juventus
  • Kaa Ngumu 4-2 Kirimari
  • Gaturi 2-2 kigumo
  • EWASCO 2-1 Rungu
  • 3K FC 1-1 Triumph
  • Kairuri 2-1 Runyenjes
  • Rukira 2-2 Kisimani

Yatte was the resting team this time around, taking a break after beating Rukira 2-0 in the last round. The Kamiu Secondary affiliated side will still be out of action in the next round.

What next?

Sunday’s county league action has another seven matches on the cards. Triumph will be hosting Gaturi at Moi Stadium while Runyejes host EWASCO. The Triumph match will be the first of a doubleheader, with Kirimari and 3K facing off at the same ground later in the afternoon. Juventus return to their Karurina home ground where they playKairuri (Man U). Kaa Ngumu travels to Kianjokoma to face Rungu.

Kisimani will play their first league match at new home ground Mufu Primary where they host SA Manyatta. They have shifted grounds as their Mbuko Arena undergoes renovation. Kigumo will make another trip to Nembure where they face Rukira.

It is expected that teams will be receiving kits and balls from league sponsor Odibet any time from now.

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