The 2013 Copa Coca-Cola U15 youth football tournament enters its fifth week this weekend with ten branches scheduled to host their matches across the country.
The race for top spot in the standings hit top gear after last weekend’s games which were played in Nyanza North, Nairobi East, South Coast, South Rift, Mount Kenya and Northwestern branches among others.
Among the teams that excelled during the past weekend were Kisumu Lakers and Kisumu Queens, who both collected maximum points in their respective boys’ and girls’ matches, as well as Makadara Youth, who shot to the top of standings in Nairobi East branch by winning both their matches.
The U-15 action continues on Saturday, in North Rift, Nairobi West, Nyanza North and West, Upper Eastern, North Coast, Northwest Rift, and Northwestern among others.
The games in Nairobi West will be staged at the Railways club. JMJ Academy will be fighting to ward off competition for top spot from rivals including Terokayo, Young Talents, French School, More Fire and second-on-the-log Vapour Academy. Bukembe Stadium and Makutano Grounds will host the Northwest and Northwest Rift matches respectively.
North Rift matches will be staged at Kenya’s athletics capital, Iten, in Eldoret. Rangers FC who blew opposition to submission in the first leg matches will look to consolidate their firm grip at the apex of the standings but a tricky fixture against second-placed Kunji Santos awaits.
The two teams are placed first and second on the log with Rangers’ ahead only by virtue of a superior goal difference.