Kenya South/North Rift region is widely known by many as the undisputed home of Athletics with the region producing some of the world beaters in the athletics arena like the Legendary 800m 2008 Olympic champion Wilfried Bungei ,Rio Olympic marathon champion Eliud kipchoge ,3000m legend Ezekiel Kemboi among others .
Over the past three Months, however, the region has been treated with lip smacking football matches across all its counties in the KASS Chairman’s cup tournament.
The tourney sponsored by KASS media a vernacular media station saw over 40 teams both men and women take part in the tournament and the finals was played over the weekend in Eldoret.
The men’s category the final was between Matrix FC from Kericho county battle it out with rivals Silibwet FC from Bomet County at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium. Amongst the fans in attendances included Kericho county Governor Paul Chepkwony and his Bomet Counterpart Isaac Ruto among other thousands of supporters.
Silibwet FC who were seen by many as favorites to triumph having reached the finals of Previous edition where they lost to Soin FC were torn apart, by a Matrix FC side inspired by the services of Kenyan international Nicholas Kipkurui .
Matrix FC dominated the contest from the onset sneaking in two early goals before the 30th minute thanks to erratic goalkeeping from Silibwet FC custodian Zaddock Rono his Matrix FC Counterpart, however, produced an outstanding save to deny Silibwet FC striker Victor Odhiambo from pulling one back just before halftime.
In the Second-half Matrix FC started off from where they left before the breather and to put the game to bed when striker Donmic Kiprono went through on goal and calmly Slotting past a hapless Rono in Silibwet FC goal to give his team a three-goal caution in the 50th minute.
Silibwet FC tried to mount an unlikely comeback but their efforts were shrugged off by solid defending Matrix FC.In the women category, Namgoi blue FC saw off Falcons fc by 1-0 to clinch the women title thanks to a Agnes Cheptoo strike .