This weekend’s tie against KCB will be only the third meeting between the Sharks and the bankers in the Kenyan Premier League with KCB having one win while the other one ended in a draw. Sharks currently occupy position 16 on the log with just 8 points from 11 games while the bankers are at position 6 with 10 points from 10 matches.
The first top league tie between the two ended in a 1-1 draw in a match played at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on 6th January 2019. Vincent Wasambo had given sharks the lead with a wonderfully taken goal in the 54th minute as he looped past the goalie from 38 yards out before KCB equalized in the 72nd minute through a Benson Amianda goal that ensured the game ended all square.
On 18th may 2019, the bankers emerged victorious in the reverse tie winning 2-3 at the Kasarani Stadium. The visitors took the lead from a 10th penalty that was converted by veteran striker Ezekiel Odera before Duke Abuya restored parity converting a penalty of his own in the 54th minute.
Substitute Chrispinus Onyango scored two quickfire goals for the visitors in a space of 4 minutes, (61st and 65th) to give them a healthy lead. Shaphan Oyugi 89th minute goal piled on late pressure but the visitors held on to walk away with maximum points.
This weekend tie will be a crucial one for the Sharks as they seek to end their rough patch of form that has seen them occupy an unfamiliar territory. A goalless draw in their last game against Wazito was our only clean sheet in their previous five games and they will be looking to build on that heading into this fixture.