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K.Sharks’ Luck Persists, Posta Rangers on a Downhill Trajectory as Fans Anticipate the Mashemeji Derby.

By April 21, 2024No Comments

Nzoia Sugar faced a tumultuous turn of events as their encounter against Kariobangi Sharks unfolded at the Police Sacco Grounds. Despite a promising start, characterized by a resilient defensive display that held Sharks at bay in the first half and even presented occasional attacking opportunities, Nzoia’s aspirations crumbled swiftly. The pivotal moment arrived in the 58th minute when Elisha Wekesa’s expulsion following a second cautionary offense tilted the game in Sharks’ favor, exploiting the numerical advantage to seize control. Mark Makwata, demonstrating his seasoned prowess, broke the deadlock in the 66th minute by capitalizing on a well-placed cross from Steve Biko. This momentum surge saw Geoffrey Onyango swiftly doubling the lead merely three minutes later, with Stanley Wilson sealing the fate of the match with a third goal in the 71st minute. Thus, what initially appeared as a potential turning point for Nzoia evolved into a stark realization of their precarious position in the league standings, further exacerbating their looming relegation concerns.

Posta Rangers appear to be languishing in a psychological defeat streak as they once again hung up their boots in their match against Bidco United at Machakos Stadium. Ndung’u drew first blood for the hosts in just the first minute of the game. Despite the visitors’ efforts to equalize, the hosts took all the points home. Therefore, the mailmen are slowly lagging behind in the Premier League standings.

At Mombasa Sports Club in a tense encounter, Bandari FC was held to a goalless draw by the visiting team KCB, extending their streak of failing to secure maximum points in consecutive matches on their home turf. Despite early opportunities, including Shassiri Nahimana’s missed chances in the second minute and fifteen minutes later, where the home team won multiple corner kicks without converting, Bandari couldn’t find the breakthrough. KCB, showing resilience, saw Derrick Otanga’s header saved by Bandari goalkeeper Bryne Omondi before the break. In the second half, KCB pressed further, with Philomen Nyakwaka and Derrick Otieno posing threats, yet failing to find the target. Bandari attempted to inject energy into their attack with substitutes Umar Kasumba, David Sakwa, and William Gitama, but to no avail, therefore sharing points.

In yet another scoreless match, Shabana found themselves forced into the relegation playoffs in their game against Kakamega Homeboyz. Despite Shabana’s recent promising performances, fueled by the return of Kakamega Homeboyz’s renowned trio, the intense pressure on the field resulted in both teams earning a single point each. Shabana now confront a precarious situation, with the looming risk of slipping into the relegation zone if they fail to elevate their performance.

Nairobi City Stars displayed a commendable performance, netting three goals as they took on FC Talanta.

Despite a promising start, Batoto ba Mungu faltered and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Police FC. The match saw Kakaire initiating the scoring for Sofapaka in the 17th minute, followed swiftly by Tito, who equalized from the penalty spot in the 28th minute. Tito later proved pivotal in the second half, securing victory for his team with a second goal in the 76th minute.

The mashemeji derby, among other incredible line-ups comes up on Sunday, April 2024.

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