Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Uweza FC versus Githurai United

Story and photos by Nicholas Gisemba

Although the most watched soccer league, the English premier league, is over, Kenyans are now getting a treat from the local league that involves local soccer clubs. Last Sunday our boys of Uweza FC traveled to a Githurai for an away match. Our boys were upbeat that they would do well just a few moments before the kick off time at Githurai  Primary School against Githurai United.  

Warming up before the match
11am sharp and the whistle was blown to kick start the match.  From the start, our opponents seemed to be hard on our boys as they dribbled the ball across the field, that kept all players alert and chasing the ball.

Uweza FC in action
On the 22nd minute, the home team netted their first goal against our Uweza FC boys. And just before half time, another score was recorded by our opponents. At half time, the score remained 2 nil against our boys.

During the break, Team Manager Charles Kaindi, also known as coach Stam, had to give words of encouragement to his team, asking them to remain focused and never lose hope of overcoming their opponents in the coming second half after the break.

Team talk at halftime
The second half went on smoothly during the initial time, but come the 68th minute, Githurai United had another chance and scored a third goal.  Despite the loss, team captain Dennis had to encourage his team members that all was not lost and that they need to practice more and work hard in their up-coming matches.

Uweza FC is currently ranked 9th out of 20 teams in Zone D in the Nairobi County League.

 The author and photographer of this story, Nicholas Gisemba, is 22 years old and a member of the Uweza Journalism Club.

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