Earlier today Sharks fell 0-1 to defending champions,Tusker FC in a scintillating match held at the latters backyard; Ruaraka Complex.
The hosts drew first blood at the half hour mark when John Njuguna danced his way down the right side to find space for a cross which was connected by Ibrahim Joshua who sneaked in behind the defense to head Tusker to the lead.
William Muluya made an early tactical change ejecting an off colour Reagan Odede for offensive Geoffrey Onyango.
The change meant that Isaac Wasambo would sit deep in midfield alongside Douglas Mokaya and Fortune Omoto would play fulcrum to attack as Masaba Julius would shift from defense to aid Oluoch in attack to create room for Geoffrey Onyango on the flanks who would play as a wingback to complete a 1-3-5-2 formation.
The change of structure would pump in a leap of life in the Sharkmen who gradually begun to find their footing until when Samuel Olwande went down in what looked like a dislocated elbow at the stroke of halftime. He would later be replaced by Tom Teka.
A well pumped up final 45
The change meant Teka would be coming on as a second half substitute for the third game in place of Samuel Olwande having done so against Nairobi City Stars,Nzoia Sugar and today’s outing.
Felix Oluoch who looked rather outwitted was also withdrawn after the break for Steve Otieno.
The second half exhibited a different kind of approach as The Sharks threw numbers forward turning on the style stringing articulate passes all through the 2 blocks of defense and midfield taking control of proceedings but unfortunate not to break the deadlock.
Keith Imbali and John Omondi’s introduction for Isaac Wasambo and Julius Masaba in the 84th minute meant the Gaffer was throwing in a more attack minded lot who were unlucky to break the Tusker defense.
The gaffers sentiments after the defeat
“We made a mistake of not going for the ball in their first goal but the boys really tried beside having our experienced players getting injured,the ones who came in gave a good account of themselves
We need to get back to scoring,not doing so could be an effect of not having strikers on the field but still we will have to do with what we have.”
After today’s loss
The loss means Sharks drop to sixth place with 33 points after 22 outings.
Up next is a midweek tussle against Bidco United which will be held at Thika Municipal Stadium.