Sharks maul sloppy Ulinzi, storm to Shield final


Sharks maul sloppy Ulinzi, storm to Shield final
(FILE)Kariobangi Sharks FC players celebrate victory against Gor Mahia FC during their SportPesa Shield Quarterfinals match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 02, 2018. Sharks FC won 4-2 on post-match penalties. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Kariobangi Sharks swept to their second successive FKF- Shield final assignment after completing a a stunning 4-1 raid of Ulinzi Stars in Sunday's semi-final at the Kasarani Stadium.
  • Sharks, who lost last year's final to AFC Leopards, got off to rapid start to go 3-0 inside the opening 20 minutes as Ulinzi endured a shocking opening half.

Kariobangi Sharks swept to their second successive FKF- Shield final assignment after completing a a stunning 4-1 raid of Ulinzi Stars in Sunday’s semi-final at the Kasarani Stadium.

Sharks, who lost last year’s final to AFC Leopards, got off to rapid start to go 3-0 inside the opening 20 minutes as Ulinzi endured a shocking opening half.

Duke Abuya opened the scoring after just four minutes when he turned home Harrison Mwendwa’s low cross before Shafan Oyugi made it 2-0 ten minutes later after reacting fastest to score off keeper Timothy Odhiambo’s rebound.

Eric Kapaito capped the electrifying start in the 20th minute with the third goal for his side, rolling the ball into an empty net after Odhiambo had failed to handle what had looked like a tame ball from Harrison Mwendwa.

There was no let up in the second half as Sharks picked up from where they left with Kapaito completing his brace just two minutes into the second half to put Ulinzi to the sword after Oyugi had squandered another opportunity straight from the restart.

SM Eric Kapaito and his team-mates celebrate a goal against Ulinzi Stars during an FKF-Shield semis match at Kasarani.K.Sharks won 4-1.Image/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

Ulinzi gained a foothold of the proceedings following the introductions of striker Masita Masuta and Cliff Kasuti with the two combining to work the opposition. It was the former who found the consolation and in brilliant fashion as he finished off a neat solo effort.

Sharks who finished in third place in 2016 and runners up last year will hope to go a step better when they play either Sofapaka FC and holders Leopards who meet in the other semi.

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