Sakaja Super Cup heads into third round as tournament takes shape

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FOOTBALL Sakaja Super Cup heads into third round as tournament takes shape

Joel Omotto 16:22 - 27.10.2023

Teams cross Nairobi County are gearing up for the third round of the Sakaja Super Cup as they eye a place in the knockout phase

Thrilling action is expected as the Sakaja Super Cup tournament resumes with third round of matches across different venues in Nairobi this weekend.

At the Masinde Muliro Grounds in Huruma, Madoya FC will be first on the pitch against Julius Burger on Saturday while Lula FC will have a date with Shantit FC as Wakanda play Comrade FC. Later, Mlango FC will play Imara FC at the same venue.

Across the ridge at Mathare Depot Grounds, Huruma Sports will entertain Moroto Sportiff on Sunday before Shillia FC take on Mathare All-Stars. Huruma Youth will battle it out with Mathari Hospital before Marines FC play Shofco Mathare in the last match of the day.

Two matches that will wind up the groups in Mathare sub-county will be two fixtures against Pool FC against Mathare ERC and Faith Homes versus New Mathare FC on Monday.

In Kibra Sub-County, Mashimoni All Stars will take on AQSA FC on Saturday, Laini Saba United will face Casablanca FC as Interbase play Kenya Science Ballers. Katwekera All Stars will entertain Golf Course Karen FC in matches set to be played at Olympic Primary grounds.

Four matches will be played on Sunday at Toi Primary grounds. Kibera Golden will take on Boca Juniors while Spark Generation squire it out with Uweza FC. Kibera Arts will face Interdjinamory as Upper Karen FC renew their rivalry with Makina All Stars.

In Dagoretti North Sub County, Kabiro Youth will take on Siesta FC as Joyland play Saints FC in the Pool A fixtures set to be played at Gatina Primary grounds in Kawangware. Elsewhere, Protouch play Boca Juniors and Escalators play Mzuka FC in Pool B.

Pool C will see FIFA Best against Team Dasa with Classic playing Ikulu FC. Pool D matches will pit Kakamega United against Costarica FC while Hard Boys play Kile Soccer.

In Starehe Sub-County, Nairobi Holding Unit will battle Macmillan FC as Country Bus have an encounter with Kayaba United at Landmawe grounds on Saturday. At the same grounds, Racecourse will face off with Kawasaki FC before FC Lion play Ajax FC and Dragao face off with Riverbank FC.

Meanwhile, Umeme will play Ngara All Stars as Ziwani All Stars host Ngara Sportiff on Sunday at the Ziwani grounds. Pangani Youth have a date with Bypass FC as TUK Hammers battle it out with Kayaba Sharks.

In Ruaraka Sub-County, Lucky Summer Warriors will play Titans as Korogocho Titans face off with Korogocho Babes in a Korogocho derby that will be played at Babadogo grounds. Matare Flames play Ruaraka Sports as Lucky Summer All Stars battle Mathare North United.

Another mouth-watering encounter at Babadogo grounds will pit Korogocho United against Babadogo United. GSU will have their work cut out against St John as Sinai FC play against Mathare North Youth at Drive In primary school.

All 17 sub counties will have a total of eight matches on the cards during the three days of action packed football action as the group stages of the Sakaja Super Cup tournament begin to take shape.

Winners of the tournament, sponsored by the Sakaja Foundation in partnership with the Nairobi City County government and Football Kenya Federation, will walk away with Ksh3 million as the runners -up pocket Ksh2 million. Third place will attract Ksh1 million.