Kariobangi Sharks recorded what was their third win of the season after thumping visiting Kisumu All-Stars 8-1 on Sunday in a Kenyan Premier League clash staged at the MISC-Kasarani.
All-Stars who had struggled the entire season saw the tie as a perfect chance to redeem themselves in their bid to stay away from the relegation zone and they did just that when they took a fifth-minute lead through Dismas Amunga.
At home and with everyone watching, Sharks were never going to sit back and watch things go sideways. They were to restore parity through defender John Kuol before James Mazembe-who is one player who has been having a good season at the club-doubling their lead in the 25th minute.
New acquisition Peter Lwasa from Sofapaka was to open his account for the William Muluya men in the 38th minute before ensuring that his team had a healthy half time lead three minutes to the break.
Patrick Otieno was to show no mercy for All-Stars when he notched a fifth for Sharks in the 62nd minute with other goals coming from Patilah Omoto, Kevington Machika and an own goal from an All-Stars player.
The loss leaves All-Stars precautious on the league log as they find themselves in position 16 having only recorded eight points; just two points above Chemelil Sugar FC who are slowly getting rejuvenated. The team has recorded 15 losses (a record only matched by Chemelil) and have no option but to record positive results in their next games starting with Ulinzi Stars in their next tie.
The win is a relief for coach Muluya who has a date with high flying KCB FC next after rising to 16th on the log.
(Photo Courtesy: Kariobangi Sharks)
#KPL Sunday Results— Zachary Oguda (@zaxoguda) February 2, 2020
Sofapaka FC 1-1 Mathare United
Gor Mahia 3-0 Nzoia Sugar FC
K.K Homeboyz 1-1 Wazito FC
Kariobangi Sharks 8-1 Kisumu All-Stars
Ulinzi Stars 0-1 AFC Leopards
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