Kaa Ngumu FC stunned FC Inter Dunga Dunga to make a telling announcement of their arrival in the big league. The Boda Boda Sacco side grabbed a late goal to win 1-0 and pip the giants to the Collo Super Cup Kirimari Ward trophy on Sunday.
After a grueling two days of preliminary and knock out action, the two sides found themselves pitted in an exciting final. Kaa Ngumu, a team that was founded barely two seasons ago, came in as underdogs against the celebrated FC Inter Dunga Dunga.
Point to prove
This match was, for them, not about just the trophy. It provided the
chance to prove they can fill the big rivalry shoes left by Triumph. The church side has recently been promoted to the higher Division Two tier.
Dunga, as expected, dominated large swathes of the match. However, they displayed an unusual lack of sharpness in front of goal. a host of missed chances saw the match go into the break in a goalless deadlock.
They came back much improved and severally knocked on the Kaa Ngumu defence albeit with little success. Their missed opportunities came back to haunt them towards the death. Inside the final ten minutes, an ambitious strike from way out fooled the Team Shuuzla keeper and resulted in the only goal of the match.
For their pains, Kaa Ngumu pocketed Ksh. 30,000 and the tournament trophy. Runners up Dunga took home Ksh. 20,000, Kirimari got Ksh. 15,000 and Blue flames received Ksh. 10,000.
The match served as a final warm-up for the sides as they prepare to embark on the County League starting next week. Dunga will start the season away at Gaturi while Kaa Ngumu host Yatte at Embu Stadium.
Earlier, the sides had eliminated Kirimari (0-1 Dunga) and Blue Flames (1-2 Kaa Ngumu) in the semis. Black Cats, Mt. Kenya, Gatoori, and Gituri had all fallen off in earlier stages.
All participating teams also received a match ball, uniforms, and training bibs. In addition, the finalists received playing boots while the top three teams got respective medals.
Can Kaa Ngumu unseat the mighty Dunga to rule Embu town? Get in for an exciting season that carries the answer to that!