SP Cup: Sharks books Bandari date in final after dumping Mbao
SP Cup: Sharks books Bandari date in final after dumping Mbao
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SP Cup: Sharks books Bandari date in final after dumping Mbao

It will be a Kenyan affair in the Super Cup final with Bandari FC set to meet Kariobangi Sharks this after the latter eliminated Mbao FC 6-5 in post-match penalties after a scoreless draw in regular time in a semifinal clash staged at the Dar es Salaam National Stadium on Friday 25 January.

Sharks looked the better side in most of the proceedings and were to rue numerous missed chances in the first half. The duo of Harrison Mwendwa and George Abege were a constant threat to the Mbao defense.

Mwendwa first threat came through a sumptuous rabona cross that was missed by Abege as they came out to break the deadlock with Duke Abuya, who had a man of the match performance in their first game against Singida FC being denied by the Tanzania side in the 32nd minute when the ball he was about to shoot was intercepted by one of the Mbao defenders.

Abuya Off

Abuya was to go off in the earlier minutes of the first half as both teams made changes with hope to have an edge over the other but that didn’t happen as they headed straight into the penalties.

Sharks captain Patillah Omotto was the first to take the penalty but was too see his effort saved by Mbao FC keeper Metacha Mnata. Up stepped Sajo after Omotto to put Mbao into the lead. With Mbao headed for another surprising result after eliminating favorites Gor Mahia in their first game. Abdulkarim Hamimu was to miss his Kick to send the penalty shootout to sudden death.

When the time came to reveal who was to make it to the finals, Sharks tucked away all there two penalties through Erick Juma and Michael Bodo as Mbao missed one of their spots to hand Sharks the advantage.  

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