Terminal Operations retains the KPA interdepartmental trophy after 4-2 win over Security Services
Mombasa – February 9, 2017
Terminal Operations beat Security Services 4-2 in post-match penalties during the final of the KPA interdepartmental tournament to safeguard their back to back bragging rights.
This was arguably one of the most entertaining games and a final worth watching as both teams displayed their power with fabulous attacking in the tight encounter.
Head of Container Operations Ms. Evelyn Mwamure joins Terminal Operations team in celebrations as they are crowned Champions of the 2018 KPA Interdepartmental Tournament by General Manager Human Resources and Administration Dr. Amani Komora.
In the beginning of the first half, Terminal Operations dictated the tempo of the game with spectacular passes executed by midfielders Anthony Kimani and Ali Breik to Peter Mukuru, Masoud Hemed and Abdillai Juma.
Their 'tiki-taka' style of play before a fully packed Mbaraki Sports Club grounds was worthwhile as Anthony Kimani's clinical finish midwifed their first goal in the 11th minute.
Anthony Kimani of Terminal Operations is tackled by Sherrif Sherrif of Security Services during the tough final duel.
The Container Operations men sustained the tempo earning their second goal courtesy of Abdillahi Juma in the 18th minute.
Hundreds of Security Services fans watched helplessly as the Terminal side kept unleashing their arsenals towards goalkeeper Mwajasi Hassan.
However, the strong-minded Security players such as team captain Sherrif Sherrif, veteran Philip Opiyo, Sebastian Adyangu, Viera Hassan and Kisasa Mshenga remained firm in the game giving their best and this neutralised the supremacy of the Terminal side.
The soldiers fought hard and in the end they got a deserved goal through Sebastian Adyangu in the 31st minute to make it 2-1 at half time.
Coming from the half time break, Security team was a transformed team buoyed by the heavy presence of their fans led by Head of Security Services Ms. Mariam Khamis and Principal Security Officers Messrs Tony Kibwana and Ezekiel Serem.
The soldiers turned things around making several inroads towards their opponents and their skipper Sherrif Sherrif scored a masterpiece goal in the 77th minute from a direct free kick to cancel Terminal's win.
With the famous comeback, Terminal Operations became cautious knowing that any slight mistake could be costly to their dream of lifting the title for the sixth time.
Ali Breik of Terminal Operations (middle with yellow jersey) fights to win an aerial ball with Sebastian Adiangu of Security Services (jersey number 2) during the titanic battle.
The score remained level 2-2 by the end of the normal time culminating into a tense post-match penalty shootouts to determine the winner. Terminal Operations would carry the day after hitting the target with four of their spot kicks against Security's two.
Terminal Operations' Anthony Kimani, Ayub Karoyo, Abdillahi Juma and Mahamoud Ali hit the target while Viera Hassan and Wahab Musa converted for the soldiers.
Terminal Operations' goalkeeper Hassan Abdallah aka Baloyi made two crucial saves denying Security's Sherrif Sherrif and Ahmed Hussein the opportunity to score.
On the Terminal's side, Abdullahi Adams was unlucky as his penalty hit the bar.
General Manager Human Resource and Administration Dr Amani Komora who represented the Managing Director Mrs. Catherine Mturi- Wairi, presented the champions' trophy to the winners.
In his speech he reiterated the Authority's commitment in promoting sports backed by a sports policy and adequate financial support.
"The aim of this competition is to improve our performance through teamwork spirit. This year we have witnessed very exciting games and we really appreciate the high level of skills exhibited during the competition," said Dr Komora.
Head of Container Operations Ms. Evelyn Mwamure, Head of Security Services Mrs. Mariam Khamisi, Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management Mr. Fred Oyugi, Head of Corporate Affairs Mr Bernard Osero, Head of Ethics and Integrity Mr Sylvester Ndongoli and Head of Administration Mr Bildad Kisero were among those present to witness the pulsating final.
A section of the fans who watched the historic match at Mbaraki Sports Club grounds.
Ayub Karoyo of Terminal Operations emerged this year's top scorer having netted 8 goals in the competition while Sherrif Sherrif of Security Services was declared the tournament's best player.
Marines Services got the second runners up trophy while Nairobi ICD got an award for the most improved team.