18 December 2018

Kenya: Mwendwa Stars As Sharks Pick First Win

Kenyan international winger Harrison Mwendwa came off the bench to provide an assist and a goal as Kariobangi Sharks edged out visiting Sony Sugar 2-0 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Tuesday.

Mwendwa, who rested Moses Mwangi on 50 minutes, weaved through Sony players before squaring the ball to Henry Juma who smashed home the opener on 55 minutes.

The former Mathare United speedy winger doubled the lead on 75 minutes with a smart lob over Sony custodian Kevin Omondi after being fed by George Abege.

This is Sharks first win in the 2018/19 season after battling to a one-all draw with AFC Leopards in the league opener a fortnight ago.

Sharks travel to Ghana to face Asante Kotoko in the Caf Confederation Cup first round return leg on Saturday in Kumasi.

The two teams played out to a barren draw in the first leg last Saturday at Kasarani stadium.

Sharks coach William Muluya made massive changes to the team that started against Sony reserving his best for the crucial trip in Kumasi. Goalkeeper Gad Matthews started in between the sticks ahead of Brian Bwire while Tom Teka partnered John Kuol in defence.

Midfielder Sven Yidah returned to the starting lineup after a long injury layoff as Mwangi and Abege led the attack.

The Millers, who held Tusker to a 1-1 stalemate in the league opener at Awendo Green stadium, would've found a consolation on 82 minutes but Maxwell Onyango hit the crossbar before Sharks cleared their lines.

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