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Coastweek -- Andrew Waiswa (left) of Bandari FC fights for the ball from Isack Kipyegon (right) of Zoo Kericho FC during their SportPesa Premier League match played at the Mbaraki Sports Club. Bandari won 3-0.
Mariakani Derby Ends Prematurely

Coastweek -- The top tier FKF South Coast Branch League Zone D local Mariakani derby between Addis Ababa and Mariakani Stars was abandoned three minutes to time after Addis Ababa disputed a penalty awarded to their opponents.

The thrilling match lived up to its billing as a cracker that saw Addis Ababa opening the score in the 4th minute through Mudyy Sadick.

Mbandi Chala restored the parity for Mariakani Stars in the 20th minute but Joseph Matano restored lead for Addis in the 37th minute.

Mariakani Stars equalized four minutes to break through Kelvin Otieno.

The second half saw Mariakani Stars raid their opponent’s goal mouth in the dying minutes in search for vital points.

The madness stared in the 87th minute after center referee Omar Kombo awarded Mariakani Stars a penalty after their dangerman Morris Kalama as brought down inside the box.

Addis Ababa hotly disputed the referees decision and declined the penalty to be taken as they shoved and jostled the referee. After waiting in vain the match officials called off the match.

Meanwhile in the other Zone D derby on form Gunners Youth scored a goal in each half to eclipsed Miritini Stars 2-0 in a well-attended  match staged at Magongo primary.

Matano Mzee sent Gunners Youth into celebrations in the 40th minute for 1-0 lead at breather.

Prolific scorer and master assassin Ahmed “Ahmerito” Ali sealed victory five minutes after an hour’s mark.

At Ziwani Lasco ground, Shimo Prison came from behind to roast Black Dragon 3-1. Abdulhad Fatah put Dragon ahead in the 47th minute but Julius Owino cancelled the deficit three minutes later.

Tunje Mwaliti stretched lead for the victors seven minutes after an hour’s mark and Julius Owino completed a brace to seal victory in the 74th minute.

The results enabled Gunners Youth to jump to second position in the nine-team Zone D standing with 18 points, three points behind leaders Chicago and two points ahead of third placed Shimo Prison.



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