Sony vs Sharks Preview

The low down: The Sharks make the long trip to Migori County for the first leg fixture against Sony Sugar FC in the 2018 season at Awendo Green Stadium. Kariobangi Sharks will be looking to better their scoreless draw at Awendo Green Stadium last season in August and further climb the table, but it will be a tough task playing against a team so desperate to put their recent bad run of form behind them.
How can I follow? The match kicks off at 14:00 EAT. Our Facebook subscribers can follow live updates as the match unfolds. Video highlights of the game will be available on Monday both on our YouTube and Facebook platforms.
What’s the team news? Pascal Ogweno will miss the game through suspension while Duke Abuya and Francis Manoah are both out injured. Duke Abuya misses out after sustaining an injury in training and Francis Manoah left the pitch injured in our last league match against Ulinzi Stars. Apart from the three, the rest of the squad is available for selection by the coach.
Our Form: The Sharks play the first match of April on the back of a loss to Ulinzi Stars, a draw with Sofapaka and two wins over Thika United and Wazito in March.
How about Sony? Sony are winless in four matches and recently parted ways with their head coach Salim Babu after losses to AFC Leopards, Bandari, Mathare United and Nzoia Sugar. Former Sony captain Sylvester Wanyama has been handed the task of trying to stop the Sharks.
What’s our record like against Sony? In the first ever KPL meeting between the two sides in May 2017, Kariobangi Sharks beat Sony 2 – 0 at home and later drew 0 - 0  at Awendo Green Stadium in August that year. The Sharks also knocked Sony Sugar FC out of the GOtv Shield in 2017 with a 2 – 0 win at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.
What they said: Skipper Eric Juma spoke confidently about the fixture; “We are going for a win because we want to shake off the home loss to Ulinzi Stars last time out. We will be aiming to reduce the gap between us and the league leaders to five points from the current eight.”
Did you know? Sony have never won a competitive match against Sharks. Pascal Ogweno and Ovella Ochieng were the scorers in our home win against The Millers in the league last season while Masud Juma’s brace helped see of Sony in the GOtv Shield last season.
How will we get on? Get involved and predict the correct score of the game on our Facebook page for a chance to win free tickets to our next home match.
Rivals Watch: It will be a big day of Kenya Premier League action on Sunday with eight fixtures being played on the day.
Here’s a look at our rivals’ fixtures:
Mathare United vs Tusker FC (15:00 EAT)
Thika United vs Sofapaka (15:00 EAT)
Bandari vs Ulinzi (15:00 EAT)
Nzoia Sugar FC vs AFC Leopards (16:15 EAT)