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Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 18:12 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
The fourth edition of the annual Sir Charles Opong Buchere tournament in Kakamega County started on a high gear with goals galore on its first day. Emulunya Chelsea beat Mushichubulu's Black Stars 3-1 in their opening pool B match encounter while Mundaha's Sungura FC thumped Emalindi FC 2-1 in their pool A match played at Emulunya Primary School grounds.
David Kruiger Lukale's brace and his brother Philip Lukale's one goal were enough to earn Emulunya Chelsea victory and three crucial points in their first game of the hotly contested competition. Philip's goal came in the 5th minute of the first half but the opponents managed to equalize in the 21st minute following a deflection of an own goal as a result of erratic defending.
In the second half, David Kruiger managed to calm the impatient home fans through his 52nd minute screamer and the winner in the 63rd minute courtesy of a penalty. In the other match Emalindi FC was the first to score through defender Charles Ombwayo in the 20th minute. However, the goal was cancelled in the 28th minute as Sungura's efforts were rewarded through midfielder Nelson Misango' s equaliser.
In the 40th minute, another Sungura midfielder Vincent Muyera sealed the victory by scoring the second goal which also secured three crucial points for his team. At least 14 teams divided in two pools A and B are participating in the ongoing annual tournament. The best two per pool will feature in the semi finals before the final slated for January 1, 2017.
The tournament is sponsored by the Buchere family in commemoration of their departed brother the late Charles Derrick Buchere who was an accomplished footballer.