MUMIAS – Migori Youth FC held former Kenya Premier League side Vihiga United to a 1-1 draw at Mumias Sports Complex Saturday.
This was in an entertaining match that saw Migori Youth dominate the game in the first half and part of the second half in the game that ended 1-1.
Migori Youth coach Edward Manoah pleased with the outcome of the game lauded his boys for the point in their opener of the 2021/2022 National Super League.
Manoah said he hoped for a win but a draw was the worst he expected at Mumias sports complex.
In a brief after the game, Manoah however urged his players to man up, since the league had already kicked off.
Manoah was referring his youthful players, most of whom are under 20 years, but make the core of the team.
No longer boys
The veteran coach encouraged his players to drop the boys tag and identify with men, a move that aimed at boosting the players confidence in the oncoming games.
“You are no longer boys, do you hear me? I want you to know that you are equally men once you step onto that pitch against your opponents,” said Manoah.
To affirm his point, he told the young players to “thank your girlfriends” for allowing them to travel for the Saturday game.
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Migori Youth were the first to score through former NSL top scorer, Clinton Okoth.
Okoth who who made a come back to the Migori side after a short stint at KPL side Wazito FC, netted in an easy goal from a cross from Ernest Oyugi on the right flank.
After the break, Migori maintaining their dominance of their game made several attempts on Vihiga United but their efforts bore no fruits.
But Vihiga United who gained control in the dying minutes of the game managed an equalizer from an error by Migori’s midfield.