In a stunning display of skill and dominance, Homa Bay County football team defeated Embu County 6-0 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium. The match was largely one-sided, with Homabay dominating from start to finish.
Boaz Odhiambo was the man-of-the-match, scoring a hat-trick and playing a key role in several others. The first goal came when he latched onto a through pass and expertly steered the ball past Embu’s Dennis Macharia. The second goal was scored by Lameck Odoyo, who headed the ball in from point-blank range.
Embu tried to mount a comeback, but found Bonface Diero and Emmanuel Ogogo impenetrable in defense and midfield, respectively. Boaz scored his second goal just before the end of the first half, capitalizing on poor defending by team Embu.
Homa Bay continued to dominate in the second half, with Boaz completing his hat-trick and Maurice Odera scoring a tap-in after a pass from Boaz. Embu did have an opportunity to score a consolation goal when they were awarded a penalty, but Charles Muindia hit the post and then missed the rebound. Hezron Oyugi then added a sixth goal for Homa Bay from a pass by Joshua Orwa.
The results mean that Homabay only needs to avoid defeat against Laikipia to advance. It was a dominant performance by Homabay, and they will be looking to carry this momentum into their next match.
In the Netball games, Homa Bay County fell to Nairobi 19-26 in a closely contested match. The defending champions, Nairobi, took an early lead with a score of 6-15 in the first half.
However, Homa Bay almost staged a comeback when they reduced the deficit to only two points. Despite the efforts of Homa Bay’s Benter Akoko and Mary Akinyi, who applied pressure on Nairobi’s defenders, they were unable to secure the win. Homa Bay will now face Siaya in their next match.