Jacobs' late penalty compounds Zoo's struggles
Emmanuel Jacobs' stoppage-time penalty was all Chemelil Sugar needed to return to winning ways after edging Zoo 2-1 this Saturday 3rd February at Chemelil Complex.
Jacobs' spot-kick cancelled out Kepha Ondati's goal that had put the visitors levelled from Chemelil's 33rd opener scored John Kuol. The win, Chemelil's second of the season, taking them to eighth as Zoo suffered a fourth league loss.
The tie panned out with both sides sizing each other up. Zoo had the first threat at goal but it went up in smoke after Bernard Odhiambo failed to reach a teasing cross off Isaac Kipyegon delivery. The balanced display reigned on until the half-hour mark when host made a count of their chance from a set piece. John Kuol towering high above the rest to put a brave header past Martin Elungat.
The visitors sought out for an instant response but were kept at bay by WaW who turned an Odhiambo's shot from close range behind for a corner.
Sammy Okoth side got back levelled after halftime as Ondati exploited a defensive mishap to poke home. It, however, proved a case of a balanced encounter as a bulk of action saw each side trying to cancel each other out. Odhiambo had a chance to atone for his earlier miss. The striker had nothing different as put his header wide with keeper Waw well beaten.
The clash was however set for a dramatic end after home fans left to harshly contend a penalty waved away after Dominic Ouma appeared to handle inside the box. Millers ultimately got their wishes two minutes after resumption after Sabiri Sindani took down Kelvin Wesonga, this time leaving Francina Khamali to point at the spot. Emmanuel Jacobs stepped to all but seal the tie with the stoppage-time penalty.
Chemelil Starting XI: Wau John, Wesonga Kelvin, Juma Yusuf, Kuol John, Oketch Benjamin, Omondi Clifford, Amani Peter, Ominde Faraj, Onyango Maxwell, Netto Collins, Mwamlangala Jacob.
Unused Subs: Aimo Richard, Wandera Morris, Ombija Jacob, Njoroge Stephen, Oluoch Felix, Abdul Hassan, Muchuma Philip.
Zoo Starting XI: Martin Elungat, Martin, Ligare Johnson, Sindani Sabiri,Ouma Dominic, Kipyegon Isaac, Otieno Dennis, Ondati Kepha, Madoya Michael, Chetambe Danson, Odhiambo Benard, Mangili Selenga (Derrick Anami)
Unused Subs: Misiku Vincent, Akiiya Stanlus, Kwizera Hamidu, Mmata Leonard, Oile Martin, Kiprono Domnic,