Kariobangi Sharks knocked out of Betway Cup show

By Washington Onyango and BBC: Sunday, January 19th 2020 at 15:00 GMT +3 | Football
Kariobangi Sharks FC coach William Muluya. [Photo/Stafford Ondego]

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One side Naivas FC beat Kariobangi Sharks 3-0 to knock them out of Betway Cup at Camp Toyoyo yesterday.

Naivas FC forward John Kelweshi grabbed a first half brace in the 15th and 28th minute to lead 2-0 at the break before David Ormond sealed the win with a 71st minute goal.

Speaking after the match, Sharks coach William Muluya said he was pleased with the second tier side that played despite their loss.

“It was a good match in general as we tested our young players. They are showing progress and growth and in the next few months we will see some of them in the main team,” he said.

Naivas will now face record Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia in the round of 16 next month as they seek to make the quarterfinals for the first time.

Fourteen more teams are yet to play today where Equity Bank will face Balaji EPZ, MMUST play host to Keroka Technical FC and Congo Boys FC hosting Tandaza FC at Serani Grounds.

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In the second match, Kevin Ndungu and Maira Oele were on target as KSG OGOPA defeated Re Union 2-0 to qualify for the next round.

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says moving the Africa Cup of Nations back to January "is, for us, a catastrophe."

The 2021 tournament has been moved from the summer because of "unfavourable" weather in host country Cameroon.

And the Reds face losing Senegal forward Sadio Mane, Egypt winger Mohamed Salah and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita for a month in mid-season.

"If we have to make a decision about bringing in a player, it is a massive one," said the Anfield boss.

"You know for four weeks you don't have them. As a club you have to think about this. It doesn't help African players."

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