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Newcomers Golden and Green FC suffer defeat in Left Foot league debut

By Mercy Simiyu September 19th, 2023 2 min read

Golden and Green FC were handed a painful lesson in their first game of the Left Foot Sports social league, following a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Taliban FC in an entertaining clash played at the Sikh Union Club Astro Turf in Nairobi.

Despite the loss, the newcomers looked the most dangerous of the two teams from the onset and took what appeared a deserved lead at the time after eight minutes when Joel Mburu struck the back of the net from close range.

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However, Taliban levelled matters six minutes later through Abdikadir Elmy.

Zakaria Mohammed then extended Taliban’s lead with a powerful finish from inside the D-area in the 24th minute for a 2-1 lead at the half-time break.

Immediately after the resumption, Golden and Green moved level when Mburu latched onto a cross from the right wing before slotting home to seal his and his team’s second goal of the match but it was Taliban that managed to somehow walk away with maximum points, after Jacob Osman scored the winner in the dying moments of the game, watched by a sizeable crowd.

“We are satisfied with the performance but not the result. The vital lessons will come in handy as we prepare for the next match,” observed Mburu.

In another contest of the social category, Jamhuri Bulls continued their fine start to the campaign by thrashing Disciples FC 12-0 in a one-sided affair.

Meanwhile, Amiran Kenya registered a convincing 3-0 victory over Astral Aviation in the Corporate league at the same venue.

Amiran took control of the game from the onset and took the lead through Cedric Mukhwana, who was the star of the game.

Mukhwana first hit the back of the net in the 12th minute and then added the second in the 24th minute for a 2-0 lead at the breather.

On resumption, Mukhwana turned from scorer to provider, setting up set Kevin Mwale to score the third goal and give Amiran the vital victory against their bitter rivals.

Elsewhere, in the Corporate league, NFT defeated Nation Media 3-1.