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TUK,Jericho to Clash in the finals

TUK players celebrate after Steven Odhiambo scored their only goal against Meltah Kabiria in the Sps8 Champions League semis match played on Sunday October 30 at City Stadium.TUK won 5-4.

Meltah Kabiria 4-5 TUK

In the first match of the day, the university students were the better side but were made to sweat for the victory after settling for a 1-1 draw in regular time.

Phillip Mwathathi, Calvin Odhiambo, Boniface Okomo and Lawrence Agina were perfect in converting their shoot out to ensure they play in the finals due November 13 at Nyayo Stadium. Meltah scored through Francis Wambura, Muhoto Wilson, Joseph Omassaba and Sammy Agesa.

TUK’s Steven Odhiambo and striking counterpart Jeconiah Uyoga squandered priceless chances in the opening half, with the latter shooting directly at Patrick Githiga on Meltah’s goal in the 34th minute but the keeper who was up to task.

After that Odhiambo had a good combination with Evans Odhiambo on the left wing but he hesitated to pull despite being in front of goal heading into the breather at 0-0.

TUK broke the deadlock late in the second half courtesy of 85th minute penalty calmly converted by Steven Odhiambo after Meltah defender handed the ball within the forbidden area moments later.Meltah equalized in similar fashion, slotting from the spot kick after their player was felled within the box.

Sammy Agesa sent TUK keeper Paul Maina the wrong way to ensure the match was decided through penalties.

Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 0-1 Jericho All Stars

Eddie Kuria was the toast of the day for Jericho All Stars after his 16th minute strike dimmed Shauri Moyo Blue Stars in a nerve-wrecking encounter.

Kuria tapped home a Victor Walerah cross from the left flank to grab the opener that proved the difference in a match despite ending the match one man less after combative left-back Maqbul Mohammed was shown red after a second bookable offense in the second half.

Jericho were hungry for goals and it was evident in the opening exchanges where Kuria alias Bombay netted with the first surge that bore fruit for the visitors who were without their coach Thomas Okong’o who watched from the stands following a one match ban from the touchline.

In the second half, Jericho’s standing coach Joseph Agidi introduced Kinuthia Samuel and Brian Odhiambo in place of Walerah and Kevin Ndubuliwa respectively while Shauri brought in Otieno Vincent for Omondi Stephen.

Odhiambo immediately made an impact in Jericho but Peter Ngacha put a star performance to deny him a crystal chance.

Blue Stars under coach Rodgers Khamati searched deep for an equalizer but their efforts were unfruitful as Jericho’s defense held forte until the final whistle.


Meltah Kabiria 4-5 TUK (1-1)

Shauri Moyo Blue Stars 0-1 Jericho All Stars