In Summary
  • The hosts suffered a setback shortly after the break when Barrack Odhiambo was sent off by referee Peter Wekesa for retaliation
  • Despite the numerical disadvantage, Ushuru pressed on for the winner which arrived on 84 minutes through substitute Jeremiah Wanjala
  • Elsewhere at the Camp Toyoyo grounds, Wazito boosted their quest for an immediate return to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) with a 2-0 win over visiting Eldoret Youth

Ushuru maintained their unbeaten run in the National Super League edging Shabana 2-1 at Ruaraka grounds on Friday.

Shabana opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Anthony Ndolo before Edwin Mwaura equalised for the taxmen nine minutes later for a 1-1 score line at the break.

The hosts suffered a setback shortly after the break when Barrack Odhiambo was sent off by referee Peter Wekesa for retaliation. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Ushuru pressed on for the winner which arrived on 84 minutes through substitute Jeremiah Wanjala.

Ushuru coach Ken Kenyatta was a picture of joy after picking maximum points with 10 men.

"It was a very tough match against a very good team. It's a plus for my players to score a winning goal with one player less. I'm just taking every match at a time and not concentrating on the unbeaten issue," said Kenyatta.

Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa decried the poor surface at Ruaraka for their second consecutive loss.

"You cannot expect to have good results in such a pitch where you are forced to play high balls," griped Selebwa.

Elsewhere at the Camp Toyoyo grounds, Wazito boosted their quest for an immediate return to the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) with a 2-0 win over visiting Eldoret Youth.

After a barren first half, the hosts found the breakthrough in the 52nd minute through Kennedy Ayako before David Orem doubled their advantage with only four minutes left.

Wazito coach Mohamed Dmchulla attributed the hard-earned win to teamwork. 

"We played well especially in the second half. We had a lot of chances but didn't use them well. I give credit to my players for stepping up in second half after heeding my advice at the break to be more calm and stay focused," he said.

Washington Munene (right) of Wazito dribbles past Machuoch Nhial of Eldoret Youth during their National Super League match at Camp Toyoyo grounds on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |

Washington Munene (right) of Wazito dribbles past Machuoch Nhial of Eldoret Youth during their National Super League match at Camp Toyoyo grounds on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |

Eldoret Youth coach Rodgers Nandwa rued missed chances as well as poor officiating for the loss.

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