What started as a goalless fixture in the first two meetings in 2017 has now turned out to be a fixture that offer a goal fest with the last four games having provided 16 goals. Overall, it is a balanced affair with Kariobangi Sharks having two wins, same as Tusker, while two have ended as draws.
In their debut season, the Sharks stood tall to the then reigning champions, managing to pick up two goalless draws against them on their way to finishing third.
Buoyed by their 2017 exploits, Sharks took a step further as they completed a double over Tusker FC. It started with a 2-1 away win at the Ruaraka Grounds courtesy of first half goals from Pascal Ogweno and Erick Kapaito and a consolation from Boniface Muchiri for the brewers.
The second leg was a 5-2 thumping of the brewers with the Sharks putting up a dominant display. It started with a 2nd minute strike from Henry Juma being cancelled by Tusker’s captain Timothy Otieno to send the game to half time tied at 1-1.
The second half saw the flood gates open in a crazy 8-minute spell as Henry Juma hit second of the day in the 52nd minute and Erick Kapaito added another in 57th minute which was followed by a 60th minute goal for Tusker by John Kamau.
Kapaito hit again in the 74th minute to restore Sharks two goal advantage before Sydney Lokale wrapped it up with a sumptuous chip over a rushing goalkeeper to seal a 5-2 win.
Tusker got their revenge the following season as they won 3-1 at home and 2-0 away to complete a double over the Sharks.
The home win saw a brace from Timothy Otieno, and a goal from Boniface Muchiri over Sharks who only got a consolation goal through Sydney Lokale in a match played at the Ruaraka Grounds.
The second leg was decided by two goals from familiar faces again as Timothy Otieno and Boniface Muchiri hit a goal a piece to secure the maximum points.
The Friday afternoon game will present an opportunity for both teams to better their record against each other. Additionally, it is contrasting fortunes as Tusker a seeking a win to go top of the league while Sharks need a win to get off the relegation zone.