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The 1970s: Legacy Building

This was a period of the club’s sustained performance pushed the Club to more fame and  paved the way for a future glorious era.

 1970: Abaluhya won the Olympic Cup soccer tournament that was organized to raise funds for the Kenya Commonwealth Games team. They beat Gor Mahia 2-1-in the final match.

1970: Abaluhya won the Nairobi Provincial Football Association League.

1970: Abaluhya won Jamhuri Cup by beating Kenya Breweries 2-1.

1970: Abaluhya beat Asante Kotoko 1 – 0 in a friendly match at Nairobi City Stadium.

1971: Abaluhya are knocked out of the Africa Club Cup Championship by Accra Great Olympics of Ghana on a 3 – 1 aggregate.

1971: Abaluhya won the belated 1970 K.N.F.L. with an unbeaten record and became the first Kenya club to do so; in 19 matches they won 17 drew 2 and crowned it with 54 goals for and only 4 goals against.

1972:  Abaluhya won the Nairobi Provincial Football Association League.

1973: The name of the club changed from ABALUYHA UNITED F.C. to ABALUHYA F.C.

1973: Abaluhya won the Pope Paul Cup in Kampala when they beat, defending champions, Buganda 3 – 1 through goals by David Asibwa, Vincent Mwenje, and Joe Kadenge.

1973: Abaluhya won the Nairobi Provincial Football Association League with a 100 per cent record. They never lost a single point.

1973: Abaluhya won the Mayor’s Cup by beating Kenya Prisons 4 -0 in the final.

1973: Abaluhya beat Asante Kotoko 2 – 1 in a friendly match at Nairobi City Stadium.

1973: Abaluhya won the 1973 K.N.F.L with yet another unbeaten record.

1974: Abaluhya drew 0 – 0 with the Congo (Brazzaville) national team who were on a buildup tour to prepare to defend the Africa Cup of Nations which they won in 1973.

1974: Abaluhya decided not to participate in the Kenya Football League.

1974: Abaluhya finish runners-up to Simba Sports Club of Tanzania in the inaugural East and Central Africa Club Cup championship.

1974: Abaluhya are eliminated from the Africa Club Cup Championship by Mehalla of Egypt at the quarter-final stage.

1975: Abaluhya return to the Kenya National Football League.

1976:  Abaluhya won the Mayor’s Cup after beating Black Mamba 2 -1 in the final match.

1977:  Abaluhya F.C. was registered, under section 10 of the Societies Act.

1978:  Abaluhya beat Maragoli 2-1 to win the Mayor’s Cup.

1979:  Abaluhya beat Kampala City Council 1 – 0 to win the East and Central Africa Club Championship. This also earned them both Guinness Stout Effort Award and the Orbitsports Award for the month of February 1979.

1979: Abaluhya F.C. was registered, under the Societies Act.

1979:  Abaluhya beat Black Stars, the Ghana national team, 1 – 0 through a 60th minute goal by Joe Masiga in a friendly match at Nairobi City Stadium. Black Stars were then the reigning African Nations Cup champions.

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