Nzoia coach Shikanda bemoans Karani red card


Nzoia coach Shikanda bemoans Karani red card
Nzoia Sugar players vie for the ball against Bidco United. (PHOTO/Sportpicha)

In Summary

  • Nzoia led 1-0 at the break with Bandari already reduced to 10 men at that point after Brian Otieno was sent off in added time of the opening half
  • But Nzoia shot themselves in the foot when Ian Karani was red carded in the 54th minute and Bandari struck in stoppage time through Danson Chetambe to level the score

Nzoia Sugar FC coach Ibrahim Shikanda feels his side missed a massive opportunity to further up the FKF Premier League standings after allowing Bandari FC to creep back into the game and draw 1-1 in Mbaraki on Saturday.

Nzoia led 1-0 at the break with Bandari already reduced to 10 men at that point after Brian Otieno was sent off in added time of the opening half.

But Nzoia shot themselves in the foot when Ian Karani was red carded in the 54th minute and Bandari struck in stoppage time through Danson Chetambe to level the score.

“Bandari were very lucky we got the red card but if we were full team we could have won here in Mbaraki”, said Shikanda.

Shikanda was at the same time satisfied with the point having floored Gor Mahia in their earlier match as they target Ulinzi Stars in their next assignment.

“Four points against big opponents is a plus to us but now we are focusing in our next game where 3 points is what we target at Sudi against Ulinzi”.

Bandari who conceded a first half goal through a penalty saw their defender who earlier on played for Nzoia Bryan Otieno shown match orders to make things worse for the hosts before they restored parity.

Bandari head coach Andre Casa Mbungo has said that missing Bryan will not be an issue to them as they have plenty of defenders to cover up the back line.

“We have alot of other good defenders Felly included who can stand in the position very well”, he concluded.

The Dockers are currently 4th in the log with 26 points from 15 matches, 8 points shy of Nzoia who are in position 12.

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