Norman Werunga struck the only goal of the game in the 38th minute as visiting Zoo Kericho beat Sharks 0-1 at a round 8 Kenyan Premier League match played at the Afraha Stadium. It was the third loss of the season leaving Sharks with only seven points same as the victors of the day who seat ahead at position 14 due to superior goal difference.
The loss leaves Sharks without a win against Zoo in the 7 league meetings this far with three losses and four draws the return from this fixture continuing with the jinx against the tea men.
The coach had made two changes to his squad. Daniel Sakari slotted behind to right back while Sydney Lokale was handed his first start of the season upfront alongside Erick Kapaito.
Conceding in the first half meant that the game had to be chased. Harrison Mwendwa and James Mazembe came in for Yidah and Kapaito at the hour mark but their efforts couldn’t break down the Zoo defence.
Sharks Starting XI: John Oyemba, Lemu Geoffrey, Olwande Samuel, Omondi Nixon, Sakari Daniel, Oyugi Shaphan, Patila Omoto, Yidah Sven, Kapaito Eric, Abuya Duke and Lokale Sydney.
Subs: Opondo Brian, Juma Eric, Bodo Michael, Mwendwa Harrison, Kuol Chol, Mazembe James and Machika Kevington.
Zoo Kericho Starting XI: Misikhu Vincent, Ambulwa Eugene, Werunga Norman, Matini Patrick, Oduor Kelvin, Kawanga Dennis, Odhiambo Bernard, Ondatei Kepha, Anami Derrick, Neto Collins and Kiprono Dominic.
Subs: Lumumba Brian, Amakanji Japheth, Akiya Stanslaus, Kipkirui Bernad, Ongeri Dennis, Asewe Brian