Mathare North clinch Nairobi Taekwondo Chairmans Cup
North ‘B’ men’s Taekwondo team led by Isaac Wafula put up a gallant show to win the Nairobi County Taekwondo Chairman’s Team cup by amassing 30 points in the one-day event held at the Nairobi’s YMCA Hall in Shaurimoyo.
Mathare side comprising of Sheikh Balala,Martin Oduor,Vincent Dock and Geoffrey Opiyo were in a bullish mood after displaying brilliant skills that earned them a round of applause after every contest.
Regional Team ’A’ finished second with 28 points .Led by Marshal Adawo,Felix Okeke,Tony Onyango,Japheth Oduwor and Austin Muema ,they showed immense fighting spirit but few mistakes cost them dearly.
Two team’s tied in third spot with 26 points .The team’s were Regional Team “B” and Mathare North ‘B’. It was a bad outing for Regional team”B” with their key men led by Caleb Mayoyo,Michael
Wanjau,John Okello,Michael Letoluo and Abdi Fatah who gave their best but their last kicks failed to save them from upsetting their opponents.
Nairobi University finished fourth with 20 points while two team’s namely Moi University”A” and Meru Prisons “B” tied in fifth spot with 18 points.
Top Instructor Voiya Lumwach lauded participants noting that there was plenty of talent in the country that needs to be tapped and nurtured.He said the game has improved in the country
adding that team’s tying in points proved there was plenty of competition and excitement in the tournament that was organized by Nairobi Tae-Kwon-do Association.
Lumwach called upon sponsor’s to come on board and support Taekwondo that is spreading very fast in learning institutions and various clubs.
In the ladies category,Place Regional team were declared the winners after amassing 38 points.
The winning team that comprised of Dora James,Ruth Atieno,Catherine Awinja,Grace Kibugi and Winona Moraa were a joy to watch with their tantalizing display that left their opponents in tatter’s.
Finishing second in the well attended event that attracted over 10 team’s was Parklands Sports Club with 30 points.The club led by Acacia Aggarwal,Zainab Isaac,Diana Cherop, and Maureen Mureu tried all their tricks in their book’s but could not relegate the winners from winning the overall title.