Substitute Harrison Mwendwa proved the catalyst coming on from the bench to score and set-up the other as Sharks got their first win of the campaign and boost their confidence ahead of a crucial away continental fixture against Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko.
William Muluya’s mind and focus was definitely on the CAF Confederations Cup return leg fixture against Kotoko this coming weekend with his squad selection for the rescheduled midweek fixture against Sony proving so.
The tactician made five changes to the squad that played against the Ghanaian outfit over the weekend. Resting James Mazembe, Brian Bwire, Michael Bodo and Mwendwa, who would eventually be called in to break down a stubborn Sony side.
Moses Mwangi and Henry Juma were handed rare starts with combative midfielder Sven Yidah making a return after months out with a knee injury.
The first incident of the game, though an unfortunate one, came just minutes after the first whistle when Sony Sugar’s Salim Odeka was stretchered off after hurting his left knee in a collision.
Despite the unfortunate start, Patrick Odhiambo’s charges did recover to prove a stern test and held off Sharks’ barrage of attacks until after 10 minutes of the restart when Juma found the back of the net with a sumptuous strike from the edge of the area after being teed up by Mwendwa who had come on for Mwangi at halftime.
Twenty minutes later, it was 2-0 with the game done and dusted thanks to Mwendwa who slotted in from close range after beating his markers with good pace.
Sharks Starting XI: Gad Mathews, John Kuol, Geoffrey Shiveka, Tom Teka, Nickson Omondi, Patilah Omotto, Sven Yidah, Moses Mwangi, Harrison Mwendwa, Duke Abuya, George Abege.
Subs: John Oyemba, Harriet Mungai, Shaphan Oyugi, James Mazembe, Vincent Wasambo, Patrick Ngunyi, Vincent Wasambo.