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Eco Bank search far to beat Stanbic in bankers’ festival

Charles Thuku @PeopleSports11 Eco Bank were forced to use all the tricks in the book to edge out Stanbic 1-0 in a football match held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) as the Inter-Bank Games entered its third day yesterday.

After a goalless first half, Brian Oduor stepped up to give Eco Bank the winning goal in the 54th minute as Stanbic goalkeeper Brian Oyala helplessly watched the ball trickle into the net.

By the time of going to press, continuation of the match between defending champions Consolidated and Stanchart, which was halted at Wadidegla Grounds on Saturday, was still in progress.

In men’s volleyball, defending champions Equity Bank continued with their fine run after stopping SBB by 2-0 sets of 25-14 and 25-16 Co-operative Bank got the better of I&M 2-0 (25-20, 25-13).

In the meantime, Stanchart beat Stanbic Bank 2-0 (25-14, 25-15) as Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) trounced National Bank 2-0 (25-15, 25-16). In the women’s category, Co-operative Bank over-powered CBK 2-0 (25-12, 25-15. Other results-Co-op Bank 2 BBK 0 (25-14, 25-8), CBA 2 I&M 0 (25-8, 25-12), Co-op Bank 2 I&M 0( (25-7, 25-10), BBK 2 CBA 0 (25-21, 25-18) KCB stepped up their preparations for interbank competition at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. All KCB board game stars were present for training at Kencom ahead of the crunch meeting with the 26 other competitors.

The bank will field teams in soccer, basketball, golf, chess, checkers scrabble, snooker, athletics and swimming. KCB team captain Haji Mohammed is optimistic of great victories this year adding that the teams have been practising hard since July this year.

“All the teams are now firmly established and we have to qualify for various knockout stages, we have learnt a lot KCB chess team comprises of Martin Gichia, Isaac Babu, Zachariah Njuguna, Michael Nzovu, Vincent Owour and James Nzau.

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