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.
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.
visitors restored parity ten minutes from James
Mazembe after he connected a cross from Henry Juma.
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.
Mombasa glamour boys spanked Freretown 2-1 in a
tough match played at Mwahima Stadium.
Shells hot striker Kennedy Ooko broke the deadlock
in the seventh minute but Timothy Musya restored
parity for the visitors in the 39th
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.
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
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
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.