On Sunday 25th November, we travelled to the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru to participate in the promotion play-off finals
Our 1st semi-final game kicked off at 11am against SOCIETY43 FC. After 17mins we were leading 2-0 with a brace from OKEKE, but SOCIETY43 pulled a goal back from a penalty, then equalised 5 mins later to make it 2-2, but on the stroke of half-time OKEKE completed his hat-trick to give us a 3-2 half-time lead.
2mins into the 2nd half SOCIETY43 scored again to level it to 3-3, which was the full-time score. So, we went to penalties, both teams missed 1 each in the allocated 5 penalties to make it 4-4, so now we went to sudden death with SOCIETY43 kicking 1st, we both scored the next 4, to make it 8-8, then SOCIETY43 missed, and up stepped Capt. Jose to slam home the winning penalty. The celebrations afterwards between the players and fans were simply amazing.
While our game was in progress WEST STARS FC and RONGAII FC were playing each other in the other semi-final which WEST STARS won 1-0. So we would play WEST STARS in the final.
Both finalists were given only 1hrs rest before the final.
I the final WEST STARS took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute, which is how it stayed until injury time, when Capt Jose received the ball beat 2 defenders and almost burst the net to level at 1-1 with the last kick of the game.
Once again we went to penalties. Both teams scored the first 4, then WEST STARS missed the 5th and it was left to KINYANJUI MBURU (A young product of our academy) to step up and calmly smash home the winner to win 5-4, and give us a 3rd Promotion in 6yrs.
Here are some pictures of the celebrations
THEY WILL BE HERE VERY SOON