The Friday 21 September friendly match pitting Nairobi District League sides Intercity FC and Young Talent FC at the Hope Centre grounds yielded four goals as the tie ended in a 2 – 2 draw.
Young Talent was the first on the score sheet after just ten minutes as Joseph Kamau latched on to his goalkeeper’s goal kick to lob Joram Wafula in the Intercity goal for the opener.
The District League winners, however, got the equalizer on 27 minutes courtesy of Joseph Ouma who headed in a corner from Francis Maina with Young Talent going under much pressure.
Half time lead
Young Talent, however, was at it again eight minutes after conceding the equaliser. A fine run and positioning by Joseph Karanu saw him pick a well timed pass from Anwar Ali in the midfield and he slotted it well past Joram to see his team head into the break with the lead.
Young Talent managed to hold on to the lead in the second half until the 80th minute when defender Caleb Arina who had had a very good game pushed Charles Ochieng in the box to concede a penalty. Ochieng picked himself up to convert the spot kick that ensured it all ended in shared spoils.
Despite failing to hold on to the lead on two occasions, the Young Talent coach Hamisi Mohamed was satisfied with his players’ output and speaking to futaa.com afterwards, congratulated them and hoped for better returns in future.
-We played well and our opponents too provided good competition though we conceded twice when leading. I appreciate my boys’ output and hope we will manage to lock out teams in future when we edge ahead, he said.