Posted by:Eric Njiru
2016 edition of Koth Biro tournament kicked-off on Sunday November 20, 2016 with defending champions A1000 street beating Ziwani Heavy weights and 2014 runners-up Nyoi FC 2-0 in Ziwani, Nairobi.
After six days of intensive and heart pulsating knock-outs eleven teams booked their spots to the group stages of the 2016 edition.
The winner getting Ksh 300,000 plus other goodies, runners up will get Ksh 100,000 while second runners up will settle for Ksh 25,000 courtesy of SportPesa.
1000 Street fielded their traditional team a mix of stars and upcoming while Nyoi fc was led by former Qatari based Rhamadan “Otiato’ Maloba who have also signed Michael Olunga of Swedish side Djurgårdens IF.
Group B has 2015 quarterfinalists Piuretto, Wenyeji, South B and The Netherlands of Kothbiro, Mashteam.
Group C will see a youth studded Umeme Bees take on tournament debutants Cheza Ukipenda and Wazee Pembe. Also back in the tournament after a season’s absence is Country bus.
2015 surprise package Headquarters fc from Pipeline are pooled against Team Umeme, Interdjinamory and Jesder in group D. Headquarters will be captained by last season’s Kothbiro best player 20 year old Kelvin Kyalo.
Pumwani All Stars, who lost 3-0 to A1000 during last season’s finals, are in the E group with Beirut, Eastleigh North and Zimmerman Youth. Highly disciplined Intercity will lead the group F charges against Githurai All Stars, Young Achievers and tournament debutants University Of Nairobi. U.O.N.
Group G has Mamba, Flats Tornadoes, Langata Gremio and Masa. Opitos make up the last group with Shofco, FIFA Best and long distance travelers Rongai fc.
Group A: 1000 Street, Nyoi, Borrusia Lebanon.
Group B: Puireto, Mashteam, Wenyeji, South B.
Group C: Umeme Bees, Cheza Ukipenda, Wazee Pembe, Country Bus.
Group D: Headquater, Team Umeme, Interjinamory, Jesder.
Group E: Pumwani AllStars, Beirut, Eastleigh North, Zimmerman.
Group F: Intercity, U.O.N, Young achievers, Githurai AlllStars
Group G: Mamba Flats Tornadoes, Langata Gremio, Masa.
Group H: Opitos, Fifa Best, Rongai All Stars and Shofco.