By Coach Odhis
Sadili soccer academy featured in three categories at the tournament : U 17, U14 and the ladies U15 categories.
The U 17 having had to play in the school games were caught red handed and could not make it even to the quarters finals they lost their first match to Morefire FC 2-0 before going for a draw of 0-0 with Lexus which made them wave bitterly to the tournament.
The U14 category played three matches before landing to quarters where their journey ended in their first debut they beat red arrows 6-1 this was were Anthony Omondi made a heart trick before Dennis Isiau netted 2 goals and Eric Onyango had his name also in the score list. In the second match they beat Catalands 2-0 then drew 1-1 with Kigulu FC both goals being scored by Eric Onyango who was the captain of the side. In the quarter finals Sadili met with the resurgent home team Morefire who drubbed them 3-1 a match that saw the fans getting annoyed with the referee for being one sided causing the loss of Sadili however all the fans and officials appreciated the game that was displayed by Sadili from the start of the tournament to their exit.
In the ladies category Sadili queens shone out showing their pride and due to overconfidence lost in their finals in penalty shoot out to their bitter rivals Shofco Queens. In the first encounter Sadili met with Elimu girls whom they thrashed 2-0 goals .the second match Sadili were less players in the pitch with their confidence the hammered shofco queens 2-0 this led to them landing strait to semi finals.
In the semi finals Sadili met with Barcelona their home tough with the pride to retain Sadili queens showered the home team 2 – 0 to reach the finals. In the finals Sadili being over confident and not knowing that shofco had gone for a long search coming with all guest players , the match ended 0-0 score. Even through Sadili displayed all the techniques swinging the ball left and right and all the tricks but schofos defence was a wall to crack this led to penalty shootout where Sadili were send home crying with a 5-4 score. However Sadili retained the best player of the tournament who was Jemimah Akinyi alias “macheda”and the top scorer Eveline Aicho who is also the teams captain. Sadili was also congratulated for their discipline and for having clean and well kitted players. The tournament officials were also moved by the confidence of the teams coach who encouraged his players to face the challenge and play even though they were few.