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Nation FC complete double victories in Mombasa

Saturday July 28 2018

Nation FC players celebrate after scoring a goal during their friendly match against Coast Media FC at the Bomu County Stadium in Mombasa on July 28, 2018. Nation won 4-1. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |

Nation FC players celebrate after scoring a goal during their friendly match against Coast Media FC at the Bomu County Stadium in Mombasa on July 28, 2018. Nation won 4-1. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By ABDULRAHMAN SHERIFF
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Nation FC completed a successful trip to the Coast when they won their two matches at the modern Bomu and Uwanja wa Mbuzi stadiums in Mombasa on Saturday.

Nation FC started their tour by registering an easy 4-1 victory over Coast Media FC during a hurriedly arranged friendly match at Bomu Stadium in Mombasa on Friday in the tour supported by Capricorn Group, an integrated facilities management company.

The Nation team was to play the Mombasa County Government team on Friday but the match was rescheduled to Saturday and Coast Media FC coach Kevin Odit hurriedly called some of his players to play the game against the Nairobi team.

We are happy the media side agreed to play us despite such a short notice,” said Nation FCc team manager Elias Makori, who also promised to invite the Coast media team for a friendly match in Nairobi.

Odit rued lack of match fitness for his side's thrashing.

Nation FC too haven’t been training lately but only playing friendlies and in the corporate Left Foot League.

“We didn’t know about the game and that is why we missed the services of many of our regular players,” said Odit.

Nation scored their goals against Coast media team through Sammy Mumicha, Isaac Ochieng, Athman Mashuhuri and John “Jontes” Ohuma with the Coast team’s consolation goal netted by Brian Otieno.

In their second match at Uwanja wa Mbuzi Stadium Saturda morning, the Nation team maintained their winning form after hammering previously unbeaten Mombasa County Government team 6-3.

It was a sweet revenge for the Nation team which lost 3-2 to their hosts during their first visit some months ago at the same venue.

The visitors got their goals through Isaac “Mbappe” Ochieng, who netted a hat-trick, Sammy Mumicha, Joseph “Pogba” Wasike and Andrew Abuodha.
Hajj Ramadhan, Nicholas Otieno and James Mutua replied for the home team.

Nation team coach John Ashihundu said he was happy with the way the team played in both matches.

“I’m happy to have ended our tour on a winning note and I hope we’ll continue to perform well in our next friendly and competitive matches,” said Ashihundu.

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