FKF-PL: Kariobangi Sharks bite Ulinzi Stars to move third

Kariobangi Shark’s Tyson Otieno in action during their Pre-Season Friendly match at the MISC, Kasarani on September 20, 2022. (Kelly Ayodi, Standard)

Kariobangi Sharks moved third in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League standings after coming from behind to defeat Ulinzi Stars 3-2 in a five-goal thriller match played at the Kasarani Annex that hosted a doubleheader on Sunday.

The second match saw Kakamega Homeboyz who lost 2-1 to Tusker last week bounce back to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 win over KCB Football Club.

In the early kick-off match, Boniface Muchiri gave the soldiers the lead at the half-hour mark before Geoffrey Onyango’s deflected free-kick leveled the scores in the 36th minute.

Two quick-fire goals from Fortune Omoto and Tyson Otieno in the 42nd and 44th minute gifted Sharks an unforeseen 3-1 halftime lead.

Hillary Simiyu pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left on the clock but the damage was already done as the Sharks held on to win 3-2.

Victory takes Sharks to third in the standings on four points same as Bandari who drew 0-0 against Nzoia Sugar on Saturday.

In the late kick off wounded Homeboyz registered their first win of the 2022-2023 season after seeing off hosts KCB 1-0.

Brian Eshihanda scored the all-important goal to hand John Baraza his first win in charge at Homeboyz.

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