The last round of league matches presented the boys with an opportunity to finish the league on a high despite not reaching the targets set forth at the beginning of the season. The coach presented a hugely changed squad for this fixture, with most of the regular players rested due to the upcoming Shield Cup Final.
Seventeen year old speedy winger Patrick Ngunyi was the notable inclusion as he was handed his first league start. It took the Kenya Under 17 international just seven minutes to announce thank the coach for the inclusion as he Julius Masaba picked him up with a wonderful through ball that the youngster slotted home on the near post to score his first goal for the Sharks.
He as however unfortunate to concede a penalty when the referee judged him to have committed a foul in what seemed as a 50-50 challenge in the box in an attempt to clear the ball but Gad Mathew gave him a reason to smile as he scored the resultant spot kick.
The team came back rejuvenated for the second half and Erick Kapaito doubled the lead at the hour mark after a wonderful one-two combination with Masaba which he calmly chipped over a rushing goalkeeper. Six minutes later he grabbed his brace after finishing from a Ngunyi cut-back. He almost grabbed his hat-trick but his well taken effort after a goalkeeping error hit the post before being turned in by a desperate defender.
It was also an impressive sight to see Patilla Omoto return from injury and clock 75 minutes and the coach may just use him for the final.
The win saw the Sharks finish in position 8 on the log, the lowest ever for the team in their three seasons at the top flight. It was however an important way to end the season and warm up for the June 1st cup final showdown.