STARMAN OLUOCH’S BRACE ENSURES MAXIMUM POINTS FOR THE SHARKS.
Top striker Felix Oluoch’s return proved heroic as his brace earlier today banked maximum points for Sharks against KCB FC stretching his goal tally to 11 earlier today at Kasarani Annex.
Head Coach William Muluya made 3 new inclusions in the starting team,top striker Felix Oluoch and midfield wizard Fortune Omoto who were returning from injury and John Otieno between the sticks.
The match started well in Sharks’ favour as the boys in yellow dominated possession and tempo in the earlier stages of the game.It took KCB 25 minutes to get their first attempt on target; a free kick at the same area where the latter equalized from in the first leg through Derrick Otanga only this time John Otieno was up to the task pushing Otanga’s effort out for a corner.
The Sharks responded quickly in the 37th minute when Mokaya won the ball in the opposition half and played it to Frederick Alushula,the wing back swung it in right on to Felix Oluoch who connected it with a bullet header to mark his 10th goal of the season.
KCB had the last chance of the half in the 42nd minute when Bonface Onyango’s block was adjudged to be a hand ball in the box to concede a penalty.Derrick Otanga stepped up to take the resultant spot kick but John Otieno once again dived the right way to deny Otanga.
Felix Oluoch came close to doubling Sharks’ lead in the 57th minute when Erick Mata found space on the right side and slid the ball squarely to him,he picked his spot,beat Okello in KCB’s goal but saw his well placed shot hit the woodwork and Alushula who somehow missed the entire goal blasted wide the rebound.
The first change saw Fortune Omoto pave way for Geoffrey Onyango in the 61st minute as Douglas Mokaya was also pulled out for Isaac Wasambo five minutes later.
Just when either team seemed to cool of, the second goal came in the 70th minute.It all started when Frederick Alushula’s clearance was swept further by Patilah Omoto only for Felix Oluoch to latch onto it slipping it to Masaba Julius who commited his marker, Alembi and slid in a low cross for Felix Oluoch who found the net albeit stumbling onto the cross.
Ken Kyalo took to the pitch in the 78th minute,replacing Felix Oluoch.
With this result,Sharks now lie fifth on the table ahead of their next fixture against Posta Rangers at Kasarani Annex on 23rd April.
Head Coach William Muluya’s sentiments
“Like last time it was a game of two halves. I had the hearts,minds and energy and in the second half we came up strongly and that’s why we got the win.
It’s all about the team unity and that’s the reason why we’re scoring.The boys are growing gradually learning the hard way every game to them is a learning process.
It’s a time where we have to give everyone a chance and believe in those who are not playing as well as exhibit a strong mentality”
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