Sharks shared the spoils in today’s midweek slum derby held at Kasarani Annex in a 1-1 result which sees them trickle to 33 points in 21 outings.

Sharks, who were missing the services of key man Patilah Omoto due to illness looked outmanned in the midfield which had Reagan Odede and Douglas Mokaya in the early stages in the game.

Odede was the first culprit in the referees book after fouling Chris Oduor a couple of yards off the goal area in the 17th minute, Daniel Otieno skyrocketed the resultant free kick.

Geoffrey Onyango is closely kept in check by 2 Mathare United defenders.

Mathare’s best chance of the half came in the 26th minute when Meshack Muyonga struck from distance to force Brandon Obiero into a full stretch save for a corner.

The second half

Daniel Otieno’s set piece in the 49th minute was well hit as Brandon Obiero was beaten but the woodwork came to his rescue.

Reagan Odede’s short corner in the 63rd minute found Mokaya in the 18 yard area who made a quick turn to loop the ball at the back post to find a rising Alphonce Omija who connected home the opener,His first in Sharks’ colours.

Alphonce Omija celebrates His goal against Mathare United .

Mathare squeezed in the equalizer in the 82nd minute when Martin Nderitu’s shot which looked harmless was deflected by a running Eugine Wethuli into the net.

Frederick Alushula’s golden chance went begging in the added time when Douglas Mokaya did the donkey work to find Erick Mata who released him free on the right, His first touch was impeccable to drive into the area with pace laying the ball at the far post trying to find Felix Oluoch who arrived late seeing his effort fly wide.

Head Coach Wlliam Muluya’s sentiments after the match

“I think it’s mental conceding twice in the dying minutes when we have been leading the game,it’s something to sort out.

Head Coach William Muluya shouts instructions as Sharks faced Mathare United earlier today.

Next we play Tusker,they are on a good run and you can tell from how they played against Wazito yesterday ,We have dropped enough points so it’s upon us to try and work on how we can atleast get maximum points or hold onto what we have when we are leading the game.”

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