KAPAITO’S 19TH GOAL HELPS SHARKS MAUL RANGERS

Kariobangi Sharks registered only their second win against Posta Rangers after mauling the mailmen  3-0 on Saturday at  Ruaraka grounds.

The win enabled Sharks to strengthen their fifth  position in the Betking Premier League and now trail Gor Mahia by a point.

 It was the joint biggest margin of defeat for Posta Rangers who conceded the same number of goals in this match as they had conceded in their last four games.

 Kariobangi Sharks had the best possible start after Posta’s Micheal Apudo handled the ball in the box and center referee Duncan Ogosi had no hesitation pointing to the penalty spot for the infringement.

 Eric Kapaito stepped up and dispatched his spot kick to give his side the lead and increasing his goal tally to nineteen, five clear of his nearest challenger.

The goal seemed to wake up the hosts and Francis Nambute almost equalized but after some good footwork, he shot straight at Brian Obiero in goal.

Reagan Odede then delivered a good ball to Kapaito from a corner but the striker failed to connect with the ball which only needed minimal touch to get in the unguarded net as Posta keeper Kelvin Opiyo was well beaten.

 After a prolonged period on the ball, Nambute had the chance to equalize but his effort was saved by Obiero for a corner. With one minute of the half to go, Patilah Omotto scored his sides second to ensure Sharks went at the break with a two-goal lead cushion.

Rangers coach Stanley Okumbi made a trio of changes at the break as they sort to wrestle back control in the second half. Sharks did not let up though, maybe remembering they threw away a two-goal lead in their last game and they almost added another through Shaphan Oyugi but keeper Opiyo produced a fingertip save to keep out his effort.

 The substitutions both sides made as the match went on disrupted the rhythm of the game, with Shark’s content with their lead and Posta Rangers rarely threatening their backline.

With the match deep in stoppage time, Sharks added gloss to the score line after Patilah Omotto scored his second of the day, an important goal which helped increased their goal difference.

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