KCB whipped Kariobangi Sharks 0-3 at Thika Stadium on Sunday afternoon to avenge their first leg Betking Premier League loss against the opponents and cut down Tusker’s lead over them to only one point with a game in hand.
Coming into the match, the bankers knew they had all to play for as a win would egg on their title hopes because they would only be a point behind Tusker having played a match less compared to the Brewers.
Also, after a first 3-0 loss to Sharks, revenge would have certainly been on the minds of the Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno led team.
Their intent in the match did not take long to be outlined as midfielder Samuel Mwangi, just after six minutes in, found the opening goal of the game to lay a marker of what was to come.
Despite determined phases of attacking play, Sharks were able to limit KCB to just that one goal by the time the match got to half time.
Five minutes into the second half, Sharks defender John Kuol brought down Henry Onyango in the danger area, leaving centre referee with no option but to point to the spot, giving KCB a chance to pull further away.
Baraka Badi stepped up and did not hesitate in finding the back of the net to give his side some cushion in the game in the 50th minute.
Eight minutes later, a perfect counter attack from the Bankers led to the third goal and the final nail on Sharks’ coffin. David Simiyu broke off with pace and Michael Oduor connected elegantly with his cross with a half volley that beat the goalkeeper.
In the end, KCB proving just too good as they ended Sharks’ five match unbeaten streak to go just one point behind Tusker who are on 55 points.