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1000 Street FC are the Koth Biro winners after they edged out Pumwani All Stars  1-0 in the tournament’s final that was played on Sunday 8 January at the Umeme Grounds, Ziwani.

David Mwangi scored the all important goal in 50th minute in an entertaining match played at one of the oldest football grounds in Nairobi.

1000 Street FC who scooped the title for the third time started the game in a low note,allowing pressure from Pumwani who enjoyed a better part of the first half.

Zesco striker Jesse Were turning for Pumwani missed several open chances.Such opportunity was in the 32nd minute when he fired wide after dribblling past 1000 street defenders with only goalie to beat.

The second half saw the defending champions discovering their footing, sending their men forward in search for a goal.

It was just five minutes after the start when Mwangi streched his neck to head the ball into the net from a well taken free kick delivered by Robinson Kamura amid jubilation from thousand of fans who attended the oldest estate tournament in Kenya history.

Pumwani with a goal down made several changes to enhance their attack bringing on Ugandan Ismail Dunga but nothing came out from the subsitution as 1000 Street FC placed their men behing the ball.

Moments before the final whistle a defence lapse nearly brought down the 1000 Street FC but their goalie was upto task grabbing the ball few centimetres from the line.

1000 Street FC will now take home Ksh 300,000 while Pumwani will walk away with Ksh 175,000 in an event that was sponsored by among others sports betting firm SportPesa.

A lover of African football who boasts experience in journalism, having previously worked at Brand Agenda Publications, East Africa University News and University Post in Uganda before moving to Soka25east.com. On Twitter @fgchuma

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