Former Kakamega Homeboyz striker Dennis Mugaisi guided Musingu High School to emphatic 7-1 against hapless Imalaba in one-sided boys U19 football semi-final of Kakamega South sub-county secondary schools Term Two Games at Musingu High School, Kakamega County.
Dominant Musingu popularly known as ‘The Scorpions’ started the match on strong footing with their skilful and swift winger Elvis Olunga breaking down the opponent’s backline in the second minute but his low shot was well timely blocked by the shot stopper Allan Igadi.
Musingu who last played at nationals the year 2005 and losing to Mombasa High in Mombasa displayed a fantastic soccer of short crisp passes that invited their opponents in their half before hitting them through a counter attack that was orchestrated by Jabez Buraje who spotted Timothy Ekhavi on the left side who did well with a long range effort that soared into the corner of the net to an account for Musingu in fourth minute.
The early score disoriented Imalaba’s game plan playing blind passes and making a lot mistakes in their half which allowed Robert Nyamweya free space to grab a brace in the span of six minutes putting the match beyond the opponents reach.
After the half-hour, Vincent Omondi raced on the right side beat two players before cutting inside the box and looped in long ball over advancing custodian to make it 4-0.
Highly-motivated Musingu returned to sting Imalaba at the stroke of the break with well converted spot kick by Bruce Echesa after centre referee Kennedy Alielo from Musoli pointed at the spot after Augustine Andalo was brought down inside the box.
In 50th and 68th minutes Olunga netted two goals for Musingu with Derrick Omokola handing Imalaba a consolation goal in the dying minutes of the match.
“The Scorpions are back and ready to bite am very much impressed with fighting spirits and great skills that have been displayed by my players,” said Musingu head coach Dennis Mugaisi.
His opposite member Amos Shivega blamed the heavy defeat on lack of exposure and inexperience among his young side, but congratulated Musingu for the great display.
Earlier in the same venue Shikokho under former AFC Leopards booked a final ticket after beating Shiveye 5-4 through post match penalties after both sides battled to goalless draw in regular time.
Shikokho scored their spot kicks through Dancan Mulama, James Jimoita, Sebastian Vudiya,Lewis Khalumi and Erick Isutsa, while Shiveye converted through Keith Juma, Brian Bilali, Cleophas Lichina, and Alex Shimwenyi.
In girls’ category, Shikondi booked the final ticket after beating Bushiangala 5-3 through shoot-out with both teams battling to 3-3 draw in normal, while Shiveye stunned defending Shivagala with a 3-1 win in the second semi final.
The winners in soccer for boys and girls, rugby sevens, and volleyball will battle for County championship next week in Mumias.