12 Oct, 09:01
Nzoia Sugar team manager Evans Kadenge has blasted referee Hosea Omondi for making erronous calls which he says lead to his team's two all draw against Zoo FC in a Kenyan Premier League match played at Kericho Green Stadium on Wednesday 11 October.
Geoffrey Gichana's late equalizer helped the home side earn a point from the clash. Lawrence Juma opened the scoring at the half hour mark before Danson Chetambe drew the hosts level 13 minutes later. Vincent Ngesa restored the millers lead just before the break and they defended solidly for the better part of the second half before Gichana popped up with a late equalizer for the home-side.
After the final whistle Nzoia players confronted the match officials for allowing what they believed to have been an offside Gichana equalizer and Kadenge says referee Hosea Omondi is to blame for the two points they dropped in Kericho.
-This is the poorest officiating I have ever witnessed in recent years, it's like the ref's goal was to ensure we do not get a win because he frustrated us throughout the game. He started by awarding a very soft penalty which Zoo missed, gave them a free-kick in a good position when there was no contact from my player and through it they got the equalizer. He kept on frustrating us in the second half and ignored a clear offside in the build up to Zoo equalizer late in the game, he said.
Not the first time
Kadenge went ahead to point out past mistakes from ref Omondi against his side and has called on FKF not to assign ref Omondi more Nzoia Sugar matches.
-It's the fourth time he's handling our games and he has been terrible throughout and I urge FKF not to assign him more of our games . Against Posta Rangers he denied us so many solid penalties, against Coast Stima (In the Shield Tournamnent) he made several funny calls but luckily we won through penalties. He has a fixed mind which isn't good for the game, he added.
Next for Nzoia Sugar is SoNy Sugar on Sunday 15 OCtober at Kericho Green Stadium.