Sharks thump Tusker, Mathare held by Wazito
- Kariobangi Sharks claimed an emphatic 5-2 win over Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) classic at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Saturday
- Henry Juma and Erick Kapaito netted a brace with Harrison Mwendwa adding a goal in the 79th minute to wrap up a fine afternoon for William Muluya's team
Kariobangi Sharks claimed an emphatic 5-2 win over Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) classic at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Saturday.
Henry Juma and Erick Kapaito netted a brace with Harrison Mwendwa adding a goal in the 79th minute to wrap up a fine afternoon for William Muluya’s team.
Timothy Otieno and John Kamau were on target for Tusker but their efforts only served as consolation goals as Sharks turned on style to drown coach Robert Matano’s charges.
In the matchday’s early kick off, Mathare United laboured to earn a 3-3 draw with Wazito FC as with two late goals from Cliff Nyakeya and Kilnsman Omulunga saving the hosts’ blushes.
Kakamega Homeboyz and Thika United settled for a one-all draw while Bandari FC and AFC Leopards fought out to a barren stalemate at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
In Nairobi, Henry Juma gave Sharks a dream start with a second-minute goal but the hosts failed to preserve their lead into the break as Timothy Otieno hauled Tusker back in with from the spot at the stroke of half-time.
Sharks responded well in the second half thrice sending Patrick Matasi to pick the ball from his own net. Henry Juma was on target once more scoring his second of the afternoon with Erick Kapaito adding to the tally on the 57th and 74th minute.
John Kamau reduced the deficit for his side on the hour mark to give them respite after Sharks repeated on slaught
Brewers coach Robert Matano was furious on the touch line after his side conceded early as he tirelessly barked out instructions from the touchline to his charges.
They went in search of an equaliser with Tusker locking Sharks in their own half for long spells but couldn’t find the golden touch past sharks custodian.
Boniface Muchiri saw his repeated attempts on goal through free kicks saved with him missing a sitter on Sharks far post.
Sharks coped well with the pressure marshaling the midfield and the defence as they broke Tusker’s attacking threat but the probing by the Brewers resulted into a penalty.
Sharks came out after the break taking control of the game with neat passing managing to break Tusker’s defence line.
Abuya was in sight of goal but failed to hit the target fluffing his shot wide with attacking options available. Minutes after, Brewers were on the other side with their own attack.
Muchiri controlled a fine pass on his chest but couldn’t tame his shot and fit it to frame blasting it over the bar.
William Muluya’s men showed their grit in front of goal moments later with Henry Juma and Eric Kapaito scoring on the 53rd and 57th minute.
The goals did not stop coming for Sharks as they cut through an overwhelmed Tusker defence to score two more courtesy of Erick Kapaito and Harrison Mwendwa.
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