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KPL: Hosts Sony win to add to KCB’s league woes

FOOTBALL By -STANLEY ONGWAE | May 25th 2014

By STANLEY ONGWAE

 
 

Sony Sugar FC clinched a rare but sweet 1-0 win against KCB on Saturday at Awendo in a fiercely contested match.

Sony scored the only goal of the match after Marwa Chamberi converted a crucial penalty kick after 16 minutes of play.

 Edwin Oduor was brought down by KCB skipper Bethwel Warombo in the box as both teams fought hard to secure an early lead in an exhilarating first half.

By the end of the first half, both the teams had not fully settled in the game as players from both sides could not display any meaningful attacks in the quest for goals.

The second half started on a high note with hosts Sony enjoying possession and confining the visitors to their half.

The Millers veteran Marwa Chamberi will rue  the many scoring chances he lost during the encounter.

In the 46th minute, Chamberi failed to convert from John Bosco.

Bosco had fed Marwa with a through pass with KCB defenders  Kevin Omondi and Bethwel Warombo well beaten only to shoot wide.

KCB also  made several attacks only for their efforts to be thwarted by Sony Sugar custodian Lukas Indeche.

Sony’s defense further tightened the game for their visitors with Wycliffe Nyang’wechi and Joseph Omweri both giving their keeper a well organised shield from attacks.

Sony would have won the game by more than three goals but they squandered numerous chances that came their way.

Harambee Stars forward Paul Kiongera was a frustrated man after his fight for an equaliser met relaxed Sony players.

KCB coach Rashid Shedu said the defeat was not justified since the centre referee Israel Mpaina denied his team a fair play.

“My boys played well and a win is what we came for but the referee failed to show command in officiating the game fairly,” said Shedu.

He said his team was the better side as they created more chances than Sony only to be frustrated by the referee.

Shedu blamed the referee for ending the match prematurely even before he could award time that was wasted due to injuries.

Sony coach Zico Otieno on his side said the game was played well and promised to turn tables in this season.

“It was a good game and I am happy for the boys, They played well despite wasting a lot of chances that would have given us a boost on our way up on the KPL table,” said Zico.

With the victory, Sony  have moved to position seven from ten, while KCB remain at position 15 in the 16-team league. 

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