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Kariobangi Storm Quarter Finals of Sportpesa Shield Tournament

Coastweek -- Kenya Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks stormed into the quarter finals of the SportPesa Shield tournament after they drowned National Super League side Modern Coast Rangers 3-1 during the Round of 16 match played at KPA Mbaraki Sports Club.

It was Modern Coast Rangers who were first to score at quarter an hour’s mark through Francis Ocholla who tapped the ball home after goalkeeper Brian Bwire punched into play a drive from Nahashon Waweru.

The visitors restored parity ten minutes from James Mazembe after he connected a cross from Henry Juma.

Bolton Omwenga extended lead for Kariobangi Sharks in the 36th minute from a spectacular free kick that crashed into the net. Duke Abuya sealed Rangers fate ten minutes to time when he snatched the ball from Naftali Ouma and rounded up the defence before tapping the ball home.

Meanwhile, FC Shells from Likoni collected maximum six points to close in on Ziwani Youth at the podium of the FKF South Coast Branch Pool B standing.

The Mombasa glamour boys spanked Freretown 2-1 in a tough match played at Mwahima Stadium.

FC Shells hot striker Kennedy Ooko broke the deadlock in the seventh minute but Timothy Musya restored parity for the visitors in the 39th minute.

 
 

Coastweek -- Yidah Sven [left] of Kariobangi Sharks and Athman Mzee of Modern Coast Rangers fight for the ball during their SportPesa Shield pre-quarter final match at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa. Sharks won 3-1.

FC Shells were awarded a penalty one minute to break after striker Said “Messi” Breik was pulled down inside the box.

However, Freretown goalkeeper Kelly Ambani stretched to the limit to save a spot kick by Ali Manzu. FC Shells had the last laugh three minutes to an hours’ mark through Swaleh Malik.

The following day, FC Shells crashed Blue Rangers from Chaani 3-1 at Mwahima Stadium.

Despite missed chances both teams were deadlocked 0-0 at breather.

Skipper Roy Mandela sent the hosts up eight minutes after resumption.

Said “Messi” Breik extended lead in the 71st minute and hot striker Kennedy Ooko netted the third goal seven minutes later.

Blue Rangers earned their consolation goal during the injury time through Francis Mwangera.

The win has taken FC Shells to the summit of the nine team Pool B log with 15 points from six matches played on level with Ziwani Youth.

Ziwani Youth however have a superior goal difference. FC Shells take on relegation candid-ates Bucaneers in their next league match scheduled for Sunday at Ziwani Lasco ground.

           

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